What is the WordPress Foundation?

The WordPress Foundation is a charitable organization that works to keep WordPress software openly accessible and free. This foundation oversees WordPress, WordCamp, and any related trademarks.

More About the WordPress Foundation

The WordPress Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity created in January 2010. At its core, the foundation strives to protect open source software.

WordPress was developed to be studied, modified, and shared. It is protected under the GNU General Public License, which encourages developers, designers, and content creators to collaborate to improve the software.

The WordPress Foundation was developed to protect the WordPress trademark and ensure the long-term sustainability of its open source goals. It makes sure that WordPress software is licensed under the GPL, freely available, open to modifications, distributable, and globally accessible.

The foundation receives donations to support WordCamp, mentorship programs, and documentation improvements.

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