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May 24, 2012, 13:30 #1
Can I GPL some of my WordPress theme and not the rest?
GPL has got me confused and I'm hoping that someone(s) can shed light on this.
For example, if I create a commercial theme for WordPress, I understand that the PHP code is GPL'd by default -- at least this is my understanding.
But what about the stylesheets, sample images, gradient images, icons, and layout? Are those also put under GPL by default, or can I specify a different license for those elements?
The theme won't be distributed *with* WordPress, but it really doesn't do anything *without* WordPress.
Thanks for any insight!
May 24, 2012, 23:30 #2
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There is this article from around 3 years ago, judging by the comments to that article there doesn't seem to be a consensus. IANAL, you should consult a lawyer who deals with copyright if in any doubt.
May 25, 2012, 04:17 #3
Thanks a lot for that, SpacePhoenix. I have spoken to a couple Copyright attorneys and their opinion is that it's gray area and not really settled on way or the other.
I didn't read through the comments knowing all too well what those types of topics *can* spiral into, but the article makes some good points and does answer my question.