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CC to GPL

WP Designer is switching from Creative Commons to GPL for his themes.

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I like Creative Commons licences, but they are designed for text, images etc. rather than software. Just as one would not think of applying the GPL to a textbook, similarly Creative Commons licences should not be used for software (even more ‘simple’ software such as WP themes).

@david-
the problem comes in precisely because CC licenses are good for images. themes cannot use CC images and GPL code. this almost always leads to a shortcoming in one area or the other. there are notable exceptions of course, but most themes do one or the other better, and are licensed accordingly.

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