[wp-hackers] Re: Removal Of Over 200 Themes?

Alex Dunae alex at dunae.ca
Fri Dec 12 17:56:42 GMT 2008

> >> 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.
> > Could not the same be be said of plugins?

Is this really true?  ALL themes and essentially ALL plugins have to
be freely-distributable software?

If so, I think this should be announced a little more loudly on the
Codex pages (http://codex.wordpress.org/Writing_a_Plugin and

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