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 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…), 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 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…)

On Thursday, December 18th, I had the honor of having a fireside chat so to speak with Matt Mullenweg. The chat lasted a little over two hours and then, Matt stayed around after the show for an additional two hours to field questions from anybody that asked them. There are (more…)