[theme-reviewers] Licensing question (GPLv2 vs GPLv3)

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Tue Oct 15 10:40:09 UTC 2013

The HTML5Shiv code says that it is "MIT/GPLv2 licensed" in the JS
code. This sort of "dual license" means you can pick and choose which
license you wish to use. If you were to choose the MIT license, then
that would be compatible with the GPLv3, which makes it okay to use
this code with GPLv3 code as well.


On Tue, Oct 15, 2013 at 2:43 AM, Afzaal <wordpress at thinkupthemes.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I have submitted a theme and have the following in my theme which are
> licensed under GPLv2:
> - html5shiv (https://github.com/aFarkas/html5shiv)
> - Redux framework (http://reduxframework.com/)
> I've contacted the team that maintains html5shiv and they see no issue with
> using this with other products licensed under GPLv3. Infact they mention
> that they 'expect it's covered' as they understand GPLv3 to be an extention
> of GPLv2. (conversation over Twitter).
> In regards to Redux they allow complete freedom with how the framework is
> used, including the ability to fork it if someone chooses to do so.
> I'd really appreciate advice on if it's ok to use these products for a theme
> intended for GPLv3 release.
> Thanks,
> Afzaal
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