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Events and Life

The tragedy of Aleppo, explained

The tragedy of Aleppo seems to have gone largely unnoticed by most of the world. It’s not easy to pay close, sustained attention to events that are so devastating and horrific over such a long period of time.

Watching this video, I can almost understand why other major powers didn’t do more to stop this. It is the sort of event that could easily give rise to a global conflict. At the same time, what does this say about humanity and this new world order we are heading into?

Here is the bigger picture of the protracted civil war in Syria:

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Events and Life Mindsets

The Israel-Palestine conflict is easy to explain

The Israel-Palestine conflict is easy to explain and here is a great video from Prager University titled “The Middle East Problem” to do just that:

I especially like the last two questions:

  1. What would happen if Israel laid down its weapons and said it would fight no more?
  2. What would happen if the Palestinians laid down their weapons and said they would fight no more?

What do you think?

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Books Education Legal

A great guide to GPL for WordPress developers

Richard Best has a terrific guide to GPL for WordPress developers along the lines of the famously simple “human readable” Creative Commons license explanations on his site, WP and Legal Stuff, in his post titled “A human readable summary of the GPL“. He actually has two versions, both of which are worth taking a look at. I like his version modelled on the CC license explanation format:

A human readable summary of the GPL by Richard Best

Best has also published “A Practical Guide to WordPress and GPL” and it is available in three packages. The top package is the “business package” which includes –

access to a terms of use builder through which you can build draft online terms of use for your WordPress commercial themes or plugins shop, with open and honest GPL licensing as well as protections for your business.

The terms of use builder isn’t exactly revolutionary but what I like about it is that it is designed for a specific niche: WordPress theme and plugin developers who license their products under GPL. Best also released a demonstration video which reveals a nice, clean interface and a great looking end result. You’ll have to view the video either in his blog post or the promo page for the ebook packages.

The standalone ebook option is a little pricey at $25 for the PDF but if you consider the cost of legal advice on the topic, it is probably worth it.

Image credit: Light Reading by Martin, licensed CC BY 2.0