[wp-hackers] [ wp-hackers ] A question about donation link

Jordi Canals jcanals at alkivia.net
Fri Jan 15 21:47:13 UTC 2010

2010/1/15 TobiasBg <wp-hackers at tobias.baethge.com>

> Hi,
> > One of the questions asked here is about removing the authoring
> attribution
> > on a theme page footer. Asked that to the Free Software Foundation and
> the
> > answer is that deleting the theme author attribution from the theme page
> > footer violates the GPL license. Exactly, violates the section 2c of
> GPLv2
> > and sections 5d and 7 for GPLv3.
> >
> > So, the author attribution from theme's page footer cannot be removed as
> it
> > violates the GPL terms.
> I'm not a lawyer, but from my understanding of GPL2,section 2c, this only
> applies if one redistributes the theme, i.e. creates a new theme from it and
> (e.g.) offers it for download.
> If you only change/modify your copy that is only running for you, and you
> are not re-distributing the code, then you can also modify the footer in
> question, and can also remove any code/text/notices/links from it.
> For me, that sounds like the "The freedom to study how the program works,
> and change it to make it do what you wish." from the definition of Free
> Software.
> Best wishes,
> Tobias
I refer you to the message I sent about a question asked about this. FSF
understands that the link conforms the section 2c for GPLv2 and cannot be

Jordi Canals

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