jQuery dropping GPL from licence
The Foundation confirms that with the MIT licence, if someone desires GPL licensing, they are free to make changes and re-license it under the GPL. Some users were surprised by the change and reported the lack of GPL licensing as a bug. The task of updating the web site has yet to be completed.
The jQuery Foundation is also working on developing a paper trail of contributors to avoid possible interruptions to the licensing of the jQuery code and documentation. They will now be requiring that contributors sign a Contributor Licence Agreement (CLA), while jQuery team members will sign their copyrights over to the foundation using a Copyright Assignment Agreement. A search of the site shows that details of the actual agreements are not currently available.