[theme-reviewers] Possible theme copycat

Chip Bennett chip at chipbennett.net
Sat Nov 9 21:17:49 UTC 2013

I think (?) Justin is referring to incorporated or derived code used
without proper copyright attribution of the original work. Code
incorporation and derivation are both perfectly acceptable under GPL and
WPORG policy; the issue would be failure to attribute the original work,
which is copyright infringement and grounds for suspension until corrected.

On Sat, Nov 9, 2013 at 3:22 PM, Bryan Hadaway <bhadaway at gmail.com> wrote:

> I better jump in because I don't like where this conversation is headed.
> I don't think there should be any such stipulation for a catchall review
> policy, especially when a lot of newcomers are using starter themes like my
> own BlankSlate and underscores and we'll see tons of themes with the same
> code and similar styles.
> It should only be of concern if/when an author feels someone has "ripped
> off" their theme in some inappropriate manner etc. Then, it should be
> brought to the attention of the alleged offender for discussion and should
> be a judgment call, not a one size fits all suspension.
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