[theme-reviewers] Licensing question (GPLv2 vs GPLv3)
wordpress at thinkupthemes.com
Tue Oct 15 11:03:20 UTC 2013
Thanks Otto for clarifying!
Sent from my iPhone
On 15 Oct 2013, at 11:40, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:
> 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:
>> 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.
>> theme-reviewers mailing list
>> theme-reviewers at lists.wordpress.org
> theme-reviewers mailing list
> theme-reviewers at lists.wordpress.org
More information about the theme-reviewers