[theme-reviewers] GPL

Bryan Hadaway bhadaway at gmail.com
Thu Aug 9 16:12:01 UTC 2012

Interesting. Do you know of any other themes/plugins that have done this?
Any downsides (in your opinion)? I use Public Domain for everything I do
except WP, because it's way easier and friendlier than the GPL, you can't
get friendlier than Public Domain, but I'd always assumed you had to use
GPL, mandatory, only reason I ever used it.

But, if you just need to be GPL-compatible there are probably hundreds of
things you could do, including writing your own license so long as it stays
GPL-compatible. To me Public Domain is beautiful, simply put it's "Here you
go, I made this, do what you want with it. THE END" - It seems like the
purest form of sharing there is.

I guess my concern is this, why aren't more people doing it? Why is
everyone so stressed over the GPL if they can just release their work with
no license. Are they just not aware or is there a side to this I'm missing?

Thanks, Bryan

Bryan Phillip Hadaway

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On Wed, Aug 8, 2012 at 10:05 PM, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Aug 8, 2012 at 10:04 PM, Bryan Hadaway <bhadaway at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I had a GPL question I personally never saw discussed before if anyone
> knows
> > the answer. Is declaring Public Domain or No License (meaning there are
> no
> > restrictions whatsoever) compatible with GPL?
> Yes. With any version. You may consider this answer as definitive on
> the subject.
> -Otto
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