[theme-reviewers] explicit license statements for binaries

Emil Uzelac emil at themeid.com
Fri Feb 10 00:35:34 UTC 2012

If the media in general is GPL  I don't think that they need to
be separated from the i.e. license.txt. Everything can be combined into one
license, either license.txt or link to browser-based license. If the
licence is GPL-Compatible, small note in readme.txt should be more than


On Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 6:20 PM, Kirk Wight <kwight at kwight.ca> wrote:

> Speaking of: http://codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Review#Licensing and
> http://lists.wordpress.org/pipermail/theme-reviewers/2011-October/007141.html
> How do you all handle licensing for binaries, such as images, fonts, etc?
> I've been quite a hard-ass with it lately in my reviews because of the
> above two references, but I'm noticing that it's difficult to even point
> people to an approved theme in the repo where it's done well. And if it's
> only a few images/graphics, are people being more lenient?
> One could argue that if the explicit license isn't there for binaries,
> then it falls under the general statement in style.css - but that makes me
> feel funny.
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