GPL, or General Public License, is a widely used open-source software license that applies to many software projects, including the WordPress software. The GPL license grants users the right to use, modify, and distribute the software freely, as long as they adhere to certain conditions set out in the license.
For WordPress, this means that anyone can download, use, and modify the WordPress software without having to pay for it or seek permission from the copyright holders. Users are also free to distribute their modifications to others, as long as they also provide the source code and adhere to the GPL license terms.
The GPL license is an important part of the WordPress ecosystem, as it helps to foster a community of developers and users who can freely share and build upon each other’s work. It also ensures that WordPress remains an open platform that is accessible to all, regardless of their technical or financial resources.