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

Jennifer Hodgdon yahgrp at poplarware.com
Sat Dec 13 18:05:35 GMT 2008

Lynne Pope wrote:
> That is exactly the point of disagreement. Using the loop, or calling
> functions from outside the loop does not necessarily result in derivative
> code. See this for a lawyer's point of view:
> http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/6366

 From that article:

1) The primary indication of whether a new program is a derivative 
work is whether the source code of the original program was used, 
modified, translated or otherwise changed in any way to create the new 
program. If not, then I would argue that it is not a derivative work.

So if they start from a GPL theme as a starting point, and then use 
and modify that source code, it is a derivative work. Right?


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