[wp-hackers] Text ads in themes

Roy Schestowitz r at schestowitz.com
Sun Sep 10 12:04:34 GMT 2006

___/ On Sat 09 Sep 2006 17:39:55 BST, [ Matt Mullenweg ] wrote : \___

> I just downloaded Barthelme from plaintxt.org and found this in the footer:
> Sponsor: <a href="URL_REMOVED" title="New York City Flower
> Delivery">New York City Flower Delivery</a>
> Is this common in themes now? For people running theme directories,
> what is your policy on themes that have ads in theme?
> Personally I'm fine with a credit link, but I'd rather not have someone
> else's ads in my theme any more than I'd put their Adsense code.

Good  call, Matt. It's inappropriate in my eyes. I know  you
don't  want  to say how you truly feel about it,  being  the
'nice  character'.  I mean, you weren't even blunt when  DRM
messed about with your Windows PC.

Previously, it was the removal of WP credits from blogs that
had  you bothered, as well as De Bernardy selling  WordPress
(including  modification  of  plugins  without   re-release,
disclosure,  or collaboration with the original authors).  I
think  that  policing WP in this way is nothing that  should
leave  you in an uncomfortable position, let alone have  you
too shy to raise it.

Best wishes,


Roy S. Schestowitz, Ph.D. Candidate in Medical Biophysics
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