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

Navjot Singh navjotjsingh at gmail.com
Fri Dec 12 21:05:05 GMT 2008

But if you read Adii's comment...the author whose theme has been removed
didn't inserted affiliate links in theme. Only on his site. What does
wordpress want? Don't want them to make money?

Navjot Singh

On Sat, Dec 13, 2008 at 2:23 AM, Jeremy Clarke <jer at simianuprising.com>wrote:

> On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 3:44 PM, Navjot Singh <navjotjsingh at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > I don't understand this policy of removing theme of a author who only
> shows
> > ads of a premium theme. How does GPL violates in this case. Please refer
> to
> >
> http://www.jeffro2pt0.com/why-were-200-wordpress-themes-removed#comment-2952-
> > Adii's comment here on what I mean. A person whos releases a GPL theme
> > but
> > only uses a affiliate banner of a premium theme site - Does this also
> > violates GPL in a way?
> No, the paid links thing is a completely different issue from GPL.
> It's a policy for inclusion in wordpress.org/extend (as i understand
> it) because they want to keep quality high and avoid exploiters just
> looking to make money by re-releasing existing themes with paid links.
> You can be as commercial as you want with GPL code as long as you keep
> the license attatched to your product. GPL-compliance and "no paid
> links" are just two seperate qualifications to be in the theme/plugin
> repositories.
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