[theme-reviewers] Proper Copyright/License Attribution in style.css

Emil Uzelac emil at uzelac.me
Sun Feb 9 00:41:48 UTC 2014

Technically all Themes based on _s or any other Theme for that matter
should have proper attribution.

Bare minimum:

Based on Sulley's Theme (c)2014 Monsters, Inc.

On Sat, Feb 8, 2014 at 3:47 PM, Philip Arthur Moore
<philip at pressbuild.com>wrote:

> I've been mulling over a commit<https://github.com/Automattic/_s/commit/5c3689cd67511c27ce58051805819ec5ce019863#diff-da232d78aa810382f2dcdceae308ff8e>I made to _s close to a year ago that included proper copyright and license
> attribution in style.css.
> If I recall correctly--I'm getting old so memory is fading!--a big reason
> for this change was to make it easier<https://github.com/Automattic/_s/issues/10>for the Theme Review Team to enforce proper copyright/license attribution
> for derivative works in Extend; I believe it was also done so that _s
> stayed in line with GNU-recommended copyright/license attribution.
> I have some questions, though:
>    1. If a theme is built off of _s and submitted to Extend does the
>    Theme Review Team require a notice to be put on its stylesheet that it's a
>    derivative work of _s? If so, how would this look? (i.e. "Child Theme,
>    Copyright 2014 Company Name, distributed under the terms of the GNU General
>    Public License v2 or later, based on Underscores (Copyright 2012-2014
>    Automattic, Inc.))
>    2. Along the lines of the first question, what are the bare minimum
>    requirements for style.css license declarations for Extend with regard to
>    derivative works and/or child themes?
>    3. I just read Obenland's post on Twenty Fifteen<http://konstantin.obenland.it/2013/12/19/twenty-fifteen/>again (he's awesome) and he wrote that Twenty Ten was ported over from
>    Kirby, Twenty Eleven was ported over from Duster, and Twenty Fourteen was
>    ported over from Further, which was developed using _s and an Automattic
>    premium theme before being released to Core for inclusion. Wouldn't this
>    require that Twenty Fourteen have a notice in it that it's based on _s and
>    mention the Automattic copyright?
> Can one of you fine folks shed some light on this for me?
> Thank you.
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