[wp-hackers] Removal Of Over 200 Themes?

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Fri Dec 12 16:41:25 GMT 2008

Honestly, I don't think they should have themes in there that link
back to a theme author's site if ANY of the themes that author has are
non-GPL. Why should WordPress promote anybody who violates the
WordPress license?

A theme that is not GPL is in violation of the WordPress license.
Period. It is not possible to create a non-GPL-compatible theme and
remain legal.


On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 12:32 AM, Jeff Chandler <jeffro at jeffro2pt0.com> wrote:
> So, some big news came out the other night about someone removing over 200
> themes from the WordPress theme repository due to the external links within
> them. I've reported on the issue based on what I've been able to find out
> http://www.jeffro2pt0.com/why-were-200-wordpress-themes-removed Justin
> Tadlock and the original topic start Spectacu.la have all discussed the
> issue. Since there is no WP-Theme mailing list, I figured this would be the
> best place to get an official response from either Matt or a higher up
> explaining why the themes were removed. All points aside, it's my opinion
> that a lack of a public statement regarding the removal of those themes was
> a bone headed move and a good way to lose trust even if it was for a good
> purpose.
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