WordPress.org bans Themeforest members from participating in official WordCamp gatherings

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mitdralla
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organicbee
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you should read Jakes initial post http://www.designcrumbs.com/automatically-blackballed

as well as Collis’s response http://wpdaily.co/themeforest-wordcamps/

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mitdralla
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Thanks for the good links

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OrangeIdea
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hm… interesting… Thanks for sharing

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Australia
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Very interesting reading.

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GradaStudio
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usually i don’t read much this was something i couldn’t ignore. read the whole post by designcrumbs till the end.

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quickandeasy
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How many millions has Matt Mullenweg made from Wordpress again?

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BowtieThemes
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How many millions has Matt Mullenweg made from Wordpress again?

That’s not the point :P

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Ivor
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“To help clarify this point, I reached out to the Software Freedom Law Center, the world’s preĆ«minent experts on the GPL, which spent time with WordPress’s code, community, and provided us with an official legal opinion. One sentence summary: PHP in WordPress themes must be GPL, artwork and CSS may be but are not required.” – Software Freedom Law Center back in 2009.

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jonathan01
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“To help clarify this point, I reached out to the Software Freedom Law Center, the world’s preĆ«minent experts on the GPL, which spent time with WordPress’s code, community, and provided us with an official legal opinion. One sentence summary: PHP in WordPress themes must be GPL, artwork and CSS may be but are not required.” – Software Freedom Law Center back in 2009.

As a note and an addition to this statement – this is for producing themes for WordPress, the rules for taking part in a WordCamp are “different” (must be in the ‘spirit’ of the WordPress community – which they are saying means everything in a theme should be GPL 100%) and therefore the issue arises.

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