[kwlug-disc] Wordpress themes must be GPL

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Mon Jul 26 01:05:02 EDT 2010


Raul Suarez wrote, On 07/25/2010 11:21 PM:
> --- On Sun, 7/25/10, Chris Frey <cdfrey at foursquare.net> wrote:
>> Doesn't this same problem exist for the poor gas attendant, 
>> waitress, store clerk, fast food employee, etc?  Why should FLOSS
>>  developers, or any developer, get a free pass?
> 
> Or a closer simile: Why should it be different than corporate
> developers that get paid a salary. Royalties? hu?

They should.

The counter arguments are that they were paid, and the necessary 
equipment provided. And, much like a researcher's work from which a 
company seeks a patent.

An equally valid example - an author writes a book. And typically, 
gets a royalty. Yet, for technical manuals, this doesn't typically 
seem to be the case.

All of which is neither here nor there.

The question was: how does a (typical?) (GPL?) developer create a 
continuous revenue stream rather than having to continuously work?



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