Changing themes over to GPL

Julian Klewes, digital brand strategist, published this article 5 years ago

Written by Julian Klewes

27 y/o Digital Native with a cum laude degree in International Business, Management, Marketing and Controlling, with hands on experience in both Agency and Corporate worlds.

Interesting, tell me more about JK

I am in the midst of changing all my themes over to GPL -
particularly interesting is the WTFPL license – http://sam.zoy.org/wtfpl/COPYING

which states:

Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim or modified
copies of this license document, and changing it is allowed as long
as the name is changed.

DO WHAT THE FUCK YOU WANT TO PUBLIC LICENSE
TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR COPYING, DISTRIBUTION AND MODIFICATION

0. You just DO WHAT THE FUCK YOU WANT TO.

I am almost tempted to use this one, because if GPL is boilt down to its core, this is basically what (as I understand) is meant by it. People, companies, evil can do whatever the crap they like with the work GPL’ed.

If those are the conditions to get my 10 something themes re-listed on the themeviewer for the community, so be it. My PR dropped recently from 6 to 5 anyway, so I am clearly not in for the link juice anyway.

WTF PL’ed themes mean you can also remove the footer link/change whatever you like as desired.
It would be nice however to retain it to show some appreciation.

Keep you posted,
jez