[theme-reviewers] Selling other content on Theme's web site

Yulian Yordanov yul.yordanov at gmail.com
Sat May 26 17:15:57 UTC 2012

> *These people would probably prefer to not GPL their designs*.
This is against GPL as it's written in their webpage 
> The GNU General Public License does not permit incorporating your 
> program into proprietary programs. If your program is a subroutine 
> library, you may consider it more useful to permit linking proprietary 
> applications with the library. If this is what you want to do, use the 
> GNU Lesser General Public License instead of this License. But first, 
> please read <http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/why-not-lgpl.html>.


On 25.5.2012 22:28, Bruce Wampler wrote:
> My theme, Weaver II, has its own sites for theme support, and for the 
> premium up-sell version.
> As per previous discussions with Chip, the up-sell Pro version is GPLed.
> But I'd like clarification of what else can be sold on the theme's own 
> domain or sub-domains. My theme in particular allows others to design 
> their own sub-theme and share it with other theme users via a data 
> file. Recently I've been approached by members of my user community 
> who would like to create a marketplace to sell their design services, 
> banner images, and sub-themes they've designed to use with my theme. 
> These people would probably prefer to not GPL their designs.
> Ideally, I would like to create a subdomain of my support site and 
> include links to the marketplace. Is there any policy on this kind of 
> arrangement? Would it require a link to a totally independent domain 
> name, or is a sub-domain ok. I'm assuming that theme support sites are 
> allowed links to sites that sell stuff. None of the links will appear 
> directly in either the free repository version, nor in the Pro version.
> Thanks.
> Bruce Wampler
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