[kwlug-disc] Wordpress themes must be GPL
rashkae at tigershaunt.com
Sat Jul 24 18:07:29 EDT 2010
Insurance Squared Inc. wrote:
> GPL just streamrolled right over a commercial application.
It's an interesting case. Wordpress has taken the hardline position
that all themes (at least, the php code portion thereof) must be gpl,
but the case of Thesis as the real target is not quite so controversial.
Thesis copied code from Wordpress to put into their theme, then turned
it into a commercial proprietary app. In essense, they tried to
steamroll over the GPL, and Wordpress took them to task for it, as they
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