• WordPress and Thesis Theme GPL issue Solved

    July 23rd, 2010    by Thesis Customization Service

    by Thesis Customization Service on July 23, 2010

    From last few days issue between WordPress and Thesis Theme was on fire because of GPL licensing of Thesis theme. Whole WordPress community was getting divided into two part over GPL issue and twitter hash tag for Thesis theme #thesiswp was spammed over this GPL issue.

    Finally today Pearsonified (Creator of Thesis theme) officially made an announcement that Thesis WordPress theme is now GPL compliant. To be more precise he added following tweets:


    “Friends and lovers: Thesis now sports a split GPL license. Huzzah for harmony!”

    “The PHP is GPLv2; CSS, JS, and images are proprietary.”

    They have also added a note about GPL licensing of Thesis WordPress theme in the official TOS page, which says:

    Thesis General PHP License

    The PHP code portions of Thesis are subject to the GNU General Public License, version 2. All images, cascading style sheets, and JavaScript elements are released under the Thesis Proprietary Use License below.

    Thesis Proprietary Use License

    The Thesis Proprietary Use License is a GPL compatible license that applies only to the images, cascading style sheets, and JavaScript files contained in Thesis. These elements are the copyrighted intellectual property of DIYthemes and cannot be redistributed or used in any fashion other than as provided in this Agreement.

    It’s good to see finally Matt Mellenweg and Pearsonified issues over GPL licensing of Thesis theme has been resolved and we hope to see Thesis 2.0 rolling out soon in near future. Meanwhile if you have not purchased the Thesis theme yet, you can do so by using the link given:

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    Tinh August 15, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    It is great news as I am concerned what needs to be done. It seems hot but now resolved 🙂


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