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How many times have you bought a theme that would look perfect for your next project only to discover it’s not the right fit? I have gone through this experience multiple times but the companies I dealt with didn’t have refund policies. Instead, I had to learn a $60-70 lesson (more…)

Fifteen years ago, I was living life as a teenager. I didn’t play sports in high school nor did the typical things high school kids do. Instead, I was a computer junky or a nerd as some people called me. I had my very own computer handed down to me (more…)

WPLift.com has published a cool post that looks into the dark economy surrounding WordPress. That is, those who use WordPress in nefarious ways for profit. Examples include spammers, those who buy automated blog comments, hackers, and the unethical practice of reselling GPL products using trademarks and branding.

Kevin Muldoon has published a great post that may change the mindset of both WordPress end users and developers. In his post, he talks about WordPress, GPL, and ethics but further into the post, he mentions that perhaps we should not be thinking about what sites like GPL Avengers or (more…)

Came across this recently published friendly guide to the GPL and WordPress licensing by Ivycat. It’s not filled with debates on what plugins and themes should do but generally just covers the basics and highlights things to know. If you’re new to WordPress or curious of it’s licensing, this is (more…)

Matt Cutts, the public figure for the Google Webspam team has switched his site from using the Thesis theme to Genesis. Matt has used Thesis on his blog since April 26, 2009. I tried to figure out a way to get in touch with Matt to find out why he (more…)

Not long ago, Themeforest announced that theme authors would be able to choose a 100% GPL theme license. However, as a customer, it’s difficult to find where those 100% GPL licensed themes are located on the site. Upon browsing the Themeforest Marketplace, I could not find a category, tag, or (more…)

It’s been awhile since we’ve had a discussion revolving around those three magic letters GPL. It looks like we’ll be talking about it again considering that somewhere around 500 plugins run the risk of being purged due to their incompatibility with GPLv2. There has been an ongoing discussion within the (more…)

Morality Of Forking – Another well written piece covering the GPL, this thing called Spirit and an explanation that you can abide by both and still be a jerk.