Tagged: gpl

A Word of Warning for WordPress Theme Developers

I thought licensing your theme with GPL is enough to get it included on the Theme Directory, but looks like I’m wrong. Matthew Lyle’s Elegant Blog theme is rejected because his site advertises Thesis...

Daniel's Snowball

Matt Mullenweg wrote the Not Lonely At All essay to reply Daniel Jalkut’s previous article about the possibility for WordPress to have a stronger community if it embraced the less restrictive BSD-style license. There...

Themes are GPL.

Finally, a definitive source on the long talked about issue: One sentence summary: PHP in WordPress themes must be GPL, artwork and CSS may be but are not required. This matches with what I...

Alister Cameron on the themes removal issue

It’s a good, detailed read on the subject matter. So in essence, if you really want to make money from WordPress themes, it’s either selling CSS/images-only Child themes or go with Brian Gardner’s GPL-theme/paid...

The GPL FAQ on template licensing.

Within the “Removal Of Over 200 Themes?” thread inside the wp-hacker mailing list, Amy Stephen pointed out about this part of the GPL FAQ regarding template licensing: Both Joomla! and Drupal use the SFLC’s...

The Blog Herald interviews Brian Gardner

Brian, on GPL inheritance to WordPress theme: I’m not a lawyer and never will be one. What I do know is that right or wrong, black or white, I wanted to make sure that...

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