Why WordPress Themes are Derivative of WordPress

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http://www.linuxfoundation.org – Mark Jaquith, a lead developer of WordPress, explains why WordPress themes are derivatives of WordPress: "In the past few days, WordPress has become entangled in a debate about WordPress theme licensing. It was specifically centered around Thesis, one of the last notable proprietary theme holdouts. Chris Pearson, who develops and sells Thesis, refuses to license Thesis under the GNU General Public License that applies to WordPress and all WordPress-derived code." (General)