Can I recode WordPress or another CMS and then sell it as my own?
Can I encrypt the source code?
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Can I recode wordpress or another CMS and then sell it as my own? recode for specific purposes. I'm going to remove needless code, add my own and customize CMS for myself
As long as the license allows it yes. The Wordpress license is the GPL-2.0. The GPL allows modification, redistribution and commercialization all right.
But it also has some obligations that I need to follow if I make such modifications. At a high level I would need to do all of these leaving aside some details:
Can I encrypt source code?
I surely can encrypt the source code of a modified GPL-licensed project! But I would still need to make this source code including my modifications available to my customers in a form that is the preferred form for further modification. Under and per the GPL, this would mean that I would have to also distribute the source code unencrypted making the encryption rather moot.