[theme-reviewers] Licensing issues
edward.caissie at gmail.com
Fri Sep 17 12:42:55 UTC 2010
ok, ok ... let's get the Suspend stick out.
We need a full list of all the authors themes that this is an issue with and
a notice written and sent.
Then they can be suspended.
Updates will get un-suspended quick enough with our review priority
On Fri, Sep 17, 2010 at 8:39 AM, Chip Bennett <chip at chipbennett.net> wrote:
> This is the primary reason why I check for license before anything else -
> it's way too easy to overlook the myriad licensing issues. I always check
> 1) style.css License and License URI headers
> 2) Presence (and content) of license.txt
> 3) footer credit/copyright links
> 4) functions.php, for anything hooked into the footer
> 5) PHP file headers (a sneaky place for "do not remove" type statements
> 6) HTML comment blocks (another such sneaky place)
> Licensing and (egregiously) improper credit links are two "showstoppers"
> for me. I will close a ticket without further review, for either one.
> On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 11:13 PM, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:
>> Just a heads up on licensing issues. Saw this post in the forum and
>> did some investigating:
>> First, the requirement to keep links intact is directly against the
>> review guidelines. Easy to miss though, I missed it first too.
>> However, the second one took me a minute to research and be sure.. The
>> "GNU Free Documentation License" is NOT compatible with the GPL. That
>> one is way too easy to miss:
>> So this is just a reminder to always check licenses when they're
>> stated in files and to make sure they're GPL compatible.
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