[theme-reviewers] "Clone" Themes and Trademark

Edward Caissie edward.caissie at gmail.com
Fri Nov 12 16:01:31 UTC 2010

On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 10:58 AM, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:

> My 2 cents: Themes should be original. Copying an existing website
> (especially a well known one) should not be allowed in the repo.
> Copying the look and or feel of something else that is not a website
> is debatable. If it's unique enough and just sorta reminds you of that
> thing, then I'd say that's fine. There's some creativity there, in
> that you're making a website out of the look of something else which
> is not a website.
> -Otto
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I'm definitely leaning to this ideal if no WPORG resolution is made in the
near future.

"Themes should be original" is one of the major underlying reasons why
"child-theme"-like submissions are not approved.

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