[kwlug-disc] Wordpress themes must be GPL

Paul Nijjar paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca
Sat Jul 24 21:06:31 EDT 2010


On Sat, Jul 24, 2010 at 06:10:47PM -0400, Lori Paniak wrote:
> 
> There is nothing wrong with paying for GPL software.  I do it and I know
> many of you do as well through the F/LOSS Fund and direct cash donations
> to projects.  This doesn't even take into account people donating their
> time, effort and hardware to projects for development.  There are many
> ways to "pay".

Do you want to bet that the Thesis developer won't be putting food on
the table with the money he makes from voluntary donations? 

I know I am supposed to be cheering, but this story makes me kind of
sad. Releasing your code as open source when you do so voluntarily is
one thing. Being forced to release your code is something else
entirely. 

> How civilized - and no lawyers!

No lawyers?! Maybe not as many lawyers, but the legal class is
certainly around collecting its fees. 

- Paul

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