[theme-reviewers] Links on author/theme URL to non-GPL themes

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Wed Oct 9 09:44:01 UTC 2013

I don't think it's harsh at all. We should respect GPL not just to the  
letter of the license, but also the message. ThemeForest has exploited  
GPL, and therefore any links to them or another company promoting  
non-GPL WordPress Themes or other products should not be allowed.

Quoting Charlie Livingston <kingbluebeard at gmail.com>:

> Hi,
> I've been told that you are not allowed to have any links anywhere on your
> theme author site to any non-GPL themes (
> http://themes.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/14731). Is this correct? Are there
> are published guidelines about this? I've looked through all the theme
> requirements and I can't find anything relevant.
> The implication seems to be that if there are any links to ThemeForest
> anywhere on your site you can't have a theme in the repository. If this is
> so, it seems a little harsh, no?

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