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Ninety Degrees (90d) 🌻 ([personal profile] ninetydegrees) wrote in [site community profile] dreamscapes2016-10-26 05:05 pm
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License question

Could someone who can read legalese better than me tell me if a free theme licensed under a GNU General Public License is portable as an official DW style?

Here's the theme in question: https://themes.bavotasan.com/themes/magazine-basic-wordpress-theme/
Here are their terms: https://themes.bavotasan.com/terms-conditions/
Here are the GNU GPL and its FAQs: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html and http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/gpl-2.0-faq.html

I'm a bit confused about what the license says vs what the site says.
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[personal profile] momijizukamori 2016-10-28 12:59 am (UTC)(link)
I'll see if I can get a second opinion (probably from someone at work), but my understanding of things:

1) a DW port of it would probably count as a modified/derived work
2) it would have to go in dw-free, but would otherwise be fine - I think a large chunk (or possibly all?) of that is under GPL already
3) they seem to be charging for support/future updates?
4) they have already violated the GPL by not including a copy of the GPL in the download zip

but in general you should be able to use it, yes.
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[personal profile] jewelfox 2017-01-19 07:31 am (UTC)(link)
This discussion was useful, TY!