[theme-reviewers] Including Creative Commons Attribution Code

Chip Bennett chip at chipbennett.net
Sun Mar 13 18:40:50 UTC 2011

Well, let's make this simpler: This decision is above the pay-grade of the
Theme Review Team.

If CC-BY 3.0 is GPL-compatible, that determination is going to have to come
from Matt Mullenweg, or someone who can make that determination on his
behalf. Should that happen, we'll adjust our license requirements
accordingly. I don't think we, as a group, have a preference one way or
another; we simply want to ensure that Theme licenses adhere to the
requirements as we understand them.

On a side note: if CC-BY 3.0 is deemed to be GPL-compatible, we will have to
scrutinize the attribution requirement on a per-Theme basis. Almost every
instance of a CC-BY-licensed WordPress Theme that I have seen has
mis-applied the attribution requirement, by requiring an arbitrary,
public-facing link.


On Sun, Mar 13, 2011 at 10:50 AM, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:

> Your links only mention CC version 2.0, which was not compatible.
> Like I said, I believe version 3.0 *is* compatible. That was one of
> the goals for it back in 2007 or so.
> -Otto
> On Sat, Mar 12, 2011 at 8:42 PM, Emil Uzelac <emil at themeid.com> wrote:
> > CC is not GPL-Compatible.
> > http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html#OtherLicenses
> >
> http://wiki.creativecommons.org/FAQ#Can_I_use_a_Creative_Commons_license_for_software.3F
> > If one really needs to have their names and copyright
> > intact http://www.freebsd.org/copyright/freebsd-license.html will do
> just
> > fine.
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