Steve O’Grady of RedMonk announced the Progressive License WordPress plugin at WordCamp San Francisco.
Progressive License is similar to other plugins that allow you to easily put a license on your content, but it brings a little twist: the ability to change the license applied to the content as the content ages.
In my case, as an example, it applies a Creative Commons noncommercial license for the first 60 days – this one – and then retires the noncommercial provision after that time period, applying this license on everything older than 60 days.
This is the sort of thing that would have been really simple to build as a one-off custom plugin, but RedMonk instead chose to have my company, Crowd Favorite, build a solution that could be distributed back to the community.
This was an interesting user interaction challenge. We did our best to make this definition of the license time windows as user friendly as possible.
Progressive License ships with seven Creative Commons licenses included out of the box, but also gives you an interface to add additional licenses you would like to use.
Many thanks to RedMonk for bringing us in to build this plugin, and kudos to them for choosing to sponsor the creation of a robust solution for the rest of the WordPress community.
I guess you could also have a standard copyright notice that progresses into a public domain notice after the copyright term is up. 😉
Thanks for making this. The Wordcamp Redmonk talk was my fav.
This is really useful plugins 😉 thanks
I left a reply some days ago, but it probably ended up in the spam.
I just mentioned that I liked the post, but now I am a little bit puzzled why akismet (?) flagged my comment as spam, because the comment didn’t even ontain a link.
Thank you for introducing me to creative commons which until now had been a mystery to me.
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Interesting this license comes now, as I am heaving a heated debate on WordPress licensing over on my blog http://www.prelovac.[...]implications
I tried installing this plugin. I can’t get it to insert a CC text/image anywhere. Does this happen only on new posts?
(I am using the very nicely designed Carrington-Blog theme).
Nevermind: I figured it out; I didn’t set a default license