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

5 replies on “CC to GPL”

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).

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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