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My personal opinion is that we should take down all themes without an explicitly stated license, then post that you have to explicitly state a license for your theme when posting them.
At the moment, even doing something as simple as fixing bad date tags violates US copyright law, if one wants to be exceedingly technical.
Quote from: Llorean on May 20, 2007, 01:28:12 AMAt the moment, even doing something as simple as fixing bad date tags violates US copyright law, if one wants to be exceedingly technical.What about Swedish law, as given that is where the servers are located (and furthermore many of us are outside the US) it would seem more relevant than US law other than for US users.
I agree with Llorean, with the added part that anybody who has uploaded a WPS without any sort of license, who thinks their rights would be infringed by someone modifying them, should be taken out and shot.
Nate, I see where you're going with this, while it may be a bit of a hassle to force authors to license their work, I think this is the best method. I understand it would be much easier just to force all uploaders to agree to CC-by-SA, but it *may* prevent some users from uploading their work.
so does that mean i cannot distribute the theme as long as i use some brushed metal graphics?
I would strongly discourage making people license their themes CC-by-SA. At the end of the day, the themes are the creation and copyright of the person creating them, you can not force anyone to use a license they do not what to use. Of course you could make it the default license, but there has to be choice.I have today decided to license my themes under the Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivative Works 2.0 UK: England & Wales. This is for the simple fact I am fed up of seeing crappy knock offs of my work. This way I have control over any "remixes" and mods.If anyone wants to make a mod or remix of my work, then I'm easily contactable through PM and email.
The license you've chosen doesn't appear to give the user any freedom to modify and redistribute, not even to fix bugs or adapt to changes in WPS syntax.
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