cranjled — 2012-05-24T16:30:50-04:00 — #1
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!
spacephoenix — 2012-05-25T02:30:34-04:00 — #2
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.
cranjled — 2012-05-25T07:17:40-04:00 — #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.