WordPress’s Matt and Thesis Pearsonified controversy over Thesis GPL and this debate has taken lots of heat and created lots of buzz in WordPress community. From last few days people are taking about pros and cons of GPL licensing for WordPress Premium themes and this was becoming never ending debate.
Thesis Theme using a license other than GPL, which created a conflict between Thesis Theme creator Chis Pearson and Matt Mullenweg, of Automattic (the parent of WordPress.com). Finally today Pearsonified (Creator of Thesis theme) officially made an announcement that Thesis WordPress theme is now GPL compliant. To be more precise he added following tweets:
- “Friends and lovers: Thesis now sports a split GPL license. Huzzah for harmony!”
- “The PHP is GPLv2; CSS, JS, and images are proprietary.”
They have also added a note about GPL licensing of Thesis WordPress theme in the official TOS page, which says:
Thesis General PHP License
Thesis Proprietary Use License
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