In WordPress news this week:
- How should the Codex be licensed?
- Preparations for WordCamp Dallas continue, including the decision to serve Rudy’s BBQ for Saturday’s lunch. (Which should make Matt happy.)
- Lorelle reports on WordPress.com:
- WordPress 2.5 is coming to WordPress.com any day now, in whole or in pieces. Some of the new features can be found in Are You Ready for WordPress 2.5?
- WordPress.com allows original content blog types covering a variety of subjects, but it does not allow scraper blogs, affiliate marketing blogs, search engine gaming blogs, or warez blogs.
- Jonathan discusses plagiarism and copyright theft, including some strategies to fight them. Some plugins mentioned in the discussion:
- Copyright Feed: Adds a copyright notice and/or a digital fingerprint at the end of each post in the feeds.
- AntiLeech: Produces a fake set of content especially for splogger bots that includes links back to your site and sends it only to them. When they steal this content, it appears online just like normal, except now you’ve turned the tables on them and provided them with useless content.