[kwlug-disc] Wordpress themes must be GPL

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Thu Jul 29 13:05:47 EDT 2010


On Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 12:57 PM, R. Brent Clements <rbclemen at gmail.com>wrote:

> And would writing GPL'd code to access a collection of data that is
> not released under a public license violate the "proprietary bundling"
> bit of the license?  The code is released to the community so it can
> be reused to access other people's data collections.  And is there a
> difference between data distributed on the same medium as the code and
> remotely accessed data?
>

GPL normally covers code only. Even non code elements in a GPL product
are not covered by the GPL, e.g. images, CSS, ...etc.

The GPL FAQ discourages using the GPL for non-code components.

For data, there is no impact on whether the code is GPL or not. It is not
viral
to the data it processes.

Also look at the Affero license
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affero_General_Public_License
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