[kwlug-disc] Wordpress themes must be GPL

Chris Frey cdfrey at foursquare.net
Sun Jul 25 05:02:46 EDT 2010


On Sat, Jul 24, 2010 at 11:24:46PM -0400, Lori Paniak wrote:
> I don't know about that refutation.
> 
> If the Thesis code contained copy-and-paste passages from WordPress,
> then my analogy isn't too far off the mark.  You can't relicense and
> redistribute someone else's work.  

This was covered on slashdot, where even the summary strongly implied
that Thesis copied WordPress code.  If that is accurate, I don't see
why Thesis would have a leg to stand on.

http://yro.slashdot.org/story/10/07/22/1935248/WordPress-Creator-GPL-Says-WP-Template-Must-Be-GPLd

- Chris




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