Categories Asides CC to GPL Post author By Matt Post date April 11, 2007 5 Comments on CC to GPL WP Designer is switching from Creative Commons to GPL for his themes. Share this: Related There is No Such Thing as a Split LicenseJuly 21, 2015In "Asides"Not Lonely at AllJuly 5, 2009In "Essays"100% GPLFebruary 20, 2013In "Asides" ← Showing Arrogance → Sponsored Themes Essay 5 replies on “CC to GPL” Great. I hope people keep the backlinks, though. He merits them. I’ve found WordPress users seem to be very good about keeping legit backlinks in GPLed code. I’ve yet to come across a Tarski install that has removed them. this comment: http://photomatt.net/2007/04/11/showing-arrogance/#comment-418048 actually belongs on this post. 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. Comments are closed.