[wp-hackers] General consensus of "Premium Theme" concept

Charles Iliya Krempeaux supercanadian at gmail.com
Wed Mar 19 23:14:02 GMT 2008

I think according to the GPL... if the user does the "linking", then it's

(I.e., you could NOT distribute a commercial theme or plugin with
WordPress.  But if the user or someone else uploads it into the "plugins/"
or "themes/" directory, then it is "fine" according to the GPL.)

See ya

Charles Iliya Krempeaux, B.Sc.

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On Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 2:01 PM, Glenn Ansley <glenn at glennansley.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> What is the general consensus among the members of this list concerning
> premium themes and plugins for sale? *
> Placing the whole licensing debate aside*, how do you feel about those
> who:
>   - Are quite apt at programming
>   - Have opted to do so within an opensource arena (like WP)
>   - And then seek to profit (by selling their code) rather than
>   contribute back (by publicly releasing their code)?
> Thanks

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