The heated debate between the founder of WordPress, Matt Mullenweg and the creator of the WordPress Thesis theme, Chris Pearson has taken lots of heat and created lots of buzz in WordPress community. While most people supported the Thesis theme, some other supports the GPL licensing and it seems that the inevitable WordPress is almost going to sue the Thesis founder.
But when the debate is almost reaching its peak, Thesis Founder Chris Pearson has announced in official tweet that Thesis is now licensed under GPL license and the issue has now been resolved.
Here are the screenshots of Pearsonified Tweets:
The PHP is GPLv2; CSS, JS, and images are proprietary.
Friends and lovers: Thesis now sports a split GPL license. Huzzah for harmony! #thesiswp
Just after Pearsonified has made this announcement, Matt showed his happiness and stated it in his tweets. Here are the screenshots:
Thrilled, however, that #thesiswp is now legal and in compliance, I hope this encourages others to fully embrace the GPL.
Now, back to work. This has taken a lot of my time over the past few days and was going to consume more if it went forward. #thesiswp
Now the issue has been settled.Â This will also probably be followed by other WordPress theme developers to follow the GPL license while crating any framework or Theme which work with WordPress.
If you have not purchased the Thesis theme yet because of GPL issue, you can do so by using the link given since it’s GPL licensed now:
Do share your views about whole GPL issues between Thesis and WordPress?