Update Please check out the companion piece to this article, Why the GPL/Derivative Work debate doesn’t matter for WordPress themes July 16, 2010 – I’ve said all along that actual incorporation of code makes “the work is probably derivative, and the GPL probably applies.” With that in mind, please go read Andrew Nacin’s post about […]


I knew that WordPress itself was covered by the GPL. What I didn’t know was that themes, even commercial themes, built to run on WordPress, also fall under the GPL, according to some GPL experts. In this vid, Matt Mullenweg talks about the benefits of the GPL at some length, even going so far as […]

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