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contempoinc says

After a heated debate between the creator of Thesis (Chris Pearson) and the creator of WordPress (Matt Mullenweg) about GPL , Matt has tweeted:

Just to reiterate, if anyone wants to try a premium GPL #thesiswp alternative I’ll buy them a copy. http://ma.tt/contact/ Please RT

What does this mean to you? Basically he’s saying he’ll buy you any one Premium Theme that supports GPL , as an alternative to paying for Thesis (which doesn’t support GPL ).

What’s great about this? All ThemeForest themes support GPL —so get to emailing him!

If you’re still confused, here’s a small rundown of the debate: http://digwp.com/2010/07/gpl-showdown/

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unisphere says

Intense and interesting debate!

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zecchin says

i’m watching it right now, here is the link:
http://mixergy.com/chris-pearson-matt-mullenweg/

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Ivor Envato team says

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Retweeted by Matt Mullenweg ;)

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brainbuzzmedia says

Chris Pearson sounds like such an ass.

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PixelBin says

I don’t get it. Matt is buying anyone and everyone any Wordpress theme they choose? I think I’m missing something here…

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OurWebMedia says
Chris Pearson sounds like such an ass.

I agree 100%!!

Matt seems like such a confident and secure guy. Has full patience in this discussion and isn’t affected whatsoever. Carries himself awesome. Well done!! Chris does sound like a prick tho, he’s trying to confuse Matt and sound “smart” with his word play.

Tsk tsk Matt… I’ve never used Thesis so I cannot really say much. But I do agree that he should respect the usage.

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brainbuzzmedia says

So what is to stop people from re-selling themeforest themes that they’ve bought on their on website, since TF uses the GPL ?

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_rohan says
So what is to stop people from re-selling themeforest themes that they’ve bought on their on website, since TF uses the GPL ?

The wordpress related code is GPL but the CSS and design isn’t.

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brainbuzzmedia says
So what is to stop people from re-selling themeforest themes that they’ve bought on their on website, since TF uses the GPL ?
The wordpress related code is GPL but the CSS and design isn’t.

How’s that different than the whole theme just not being GPL ? That’s basically just like saying “Oh no, you can copy the loops and widget code” but then everything that makes it a unique theme is not GPL .

Is there a name for the license that protects the css and design?

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