[theme-reviewers] GPL and limiting usage

Ulrich Pogson grapplerulrich at gmail.com
Wed Sep 18 09:44:26 UTC 2013

@Otto Can I add functionality to a theme that only will be activated when
the user enters a key that they need to buy? Or I have a logo in the footer
that is only removed when the commercial key is bought?

Thanks, just checking as I am not an expert on GPL.

On 18 September 2013 01:00, Simon Prosser <pross at pross.org.uk> wrote:

> [quote]
> They are still trying to bend rules with limiting usage on a different way
> (plugin way). What will happen when they move to plugin?
> That plugin still cant be GPL and isnt theme author's all publicly selling
> products need to be GPL?
> [/quote]
> Nowhere in that ticket does it say PageLines intend to use a plugin to
> 'bend rules'.
> The plugin would contain the shortcodes that are not allowed in the theme,
> because they belong in a plugin.
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