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Commercial theme authors who switched their business model to be completely inline with the GPL just like the WordPress software are cheering today as some of them have made the first part of a list that is now on the WordPress.org theme repository page under the heading of Commercial. The (more…)

Cool Forum Stats: Most users ever online was 101, 06-08-2009 at 01:35 AM. Threads: 558, Posts: 4,731, Members: 283, Active Members: 132 Paying To Download GPL Themes – This forum thread regarding the GPL was actually cool to be a part of. We did’nt so much discuss the validity of (more…)

Kevin Eklund who operates ToMuse.com published a thought provoking article the other day which has become yet another piece of this puzzle known as ‘How To Make Money Making WordPress Plugins‘. On the WordPress Tavern forum, this is a topic that we have been discussing in different incarnations for a (more…)

While WordCamp San Francisco will be in it’s second day today with the focus on developer topics, Saturday proved to be a huge day in terms of news. I was not able to attend the event but I have every intention of making WordCamp San Francisco the one event I (more…)

I think in the past few weeks, I’ve fallen into a trap both here on the blog and on the forum. That trap being the discussion of the GPL license as it relates to WordPress. I was on the fence with regards to publishing Ryan’s guest post but I thought (more…)

This is a guest blog post written by Ryan Hellyer, who operates PixoPoint.com. While you’re there, check out his WordPress Template Generator Disclaimer: All of my current distributed software is GPL licensed and I have no intention of releasing or promoting non-GPL software for WordPress in the future. I know (more…)

Community member Brad Potter has published a great parody of the song ‘The Devil Went Down To Georiga’ using facets of the GPL and theme development as most of the lyrics throughout the song. His version is called ‘The Dev Went Down To Georgia‘. With all the mucking around that (more…)

Ok, so here is the theoretical scenario. Theoretical because I don’t release or develop themes or plugins. I’m a person who has created a plugin which modifies an integral part of a WordPress theme. End users end up contacting me to perform custom work with regards to implementing my plugin (more…)

Community member Kim Parsell sent me a notification the other day containing a series of messages exchanged on Twitter between Matt Mullenweg, Chris Pearson, and Brian Clark. I’m not sure how the conversation was initiated considering the post/comment that was linked to was created back at the end of March. (more…)

Spectacu.la, a premium WordPress theme company has announced on their corporate blog today that they have decided to abide by the GPL 100%. You may remember Spectacu.la from a few months ago as it was Dave Coveney who spoke out against 200 themes being removed from the theme repository, one (more…)

Vladimir Prelovac has opened yet another can of worms but I feel its warranted. In his post, he suggests that WordPress sites have the option to select a setting which tells people that they are running a commercial site based on WordPress. If set to yes, plugin authors would get (more…)

Due to popular demand, I have created a new section within the WordPress forum called Business Thinktank. Many people operate businesses either on or around WordPress. Some deal with the GPL while others do not. There are many ways in which to operate a business and this section of the (more…)