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  1. Jeff – It was a great call and good discussion. I would like to ask however. If we had a split license and not totally GPL, would you still do a review of Headway?


  2. @Grant Griffiths – As I’ve mentioned on Twitter today, since the FSF says that way of doing things is compliant with the GPL license, then yes, I would write a review. While the repository has a preference on the requirements for a theme to be hosted, I won’t limit myself to not writing about themes that as a whole, do not contain the GPL license.

    If the FSF says the method is ok, and within the confines of the license, than it’s ok for me to write about it. And if I take heat for doing that, I will be incredibly upset as their is nothing wrong with that method. It’s just not acceptable for the repository.


  3. Using the GPL is more than just a matter of pleasing “Matt and the majority of the WordPress community” though. It’s part of the licensing agreement you accept when you develop products using the code and functions in WordPress. If you distribute such a product it has to be GPLed.

    Sorry to nitpick, but it’s an obligation and responsibility on everyone who participates in a GPL project.

    I’m not even sure if it’s ok to dual license a product either because the GPL demands that any redistribution of affected code be GPLed. The only way to dual licence is when you own the copyright to the entire project (in this case WordPress itself). Then you can do what you like.

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