[theme-reviewers] GPL and limiting usage

Emil Uzelac emil at uzelac.me
Fri Sep 20 21:59:50 UTC 2013

That is what I tried to avoid at the very beginning.
Input is appreciated and we won't carry this discussion any longer.

Conclusion has been made.

Happy Friday to all!

On Fri, Sep 20, 2013 at 4:51 PM, Andrew Nacin <wp at andrewnacin.com> wrote:

> +1 everything Otto and Justin have been saying. I'm kind of confused why
> there is even such a lengthy, dramatic discussion here. (That is
> rhetorical; I don't require an answer and don't intend to be dragged in.)
> I'll just chime in on a single thing I noticed:
> On Fri, Sep 20, 2013 at 4:14 PM, Justin Tadlock <justin at justintadlock.com>wrote:
>>     <?php if(!pl_is_pro()):?>
>>         <a class="pl-credit" href="http://www.pagelines.**com/<http://www.pagelines.com/>"
>> title="Built with PageLines DMS [basic]" target="_blank" style="display:
>> block !important; visibility: visible !important; opacity: 1 !important;">
>>             <i class="icon-pagelines pl-transit"></i> <span
>> class="fademein">DMS</span>
>>         </a>
>>     <?php endif; ?>
> Credit links are allowed, of course. But they shouldn't be *forced* upon a
> user. The inline styles here appear to have no legitimate purpose, and
> instead exist to set up a deliberate barrier to removing the credit link.
> Yes, someone can go into footer.php and remove this code. But they should
> also be able to do that with CSS. That entire style attribute is against
> the spirit of the guidelines and, I would argue, should be removed from the
> theme. I'll be posting this to the ticket.
> (To be clear: I don't expect the guidelines to suddenly grow a new page of
> requirements over !important inline styles on credit links. This is just
> basic common sense. Credit links are allowed, but you shouldn't be a dick
> about it.)
> The only two cents I am providing today.
> Nacin
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