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Kubrick Template on Blogger. (19 posts)

  1. Marc
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Has anyone noticed Blogger.com has modified a default Kubrick template to be used on Blogger sites?

    I understand under Creative Commons license nothing illegal has been done, BUT...

    It all seems a bit sleezy considering the only mention of the original is in the CSS and has been modified in the footer to read: "Powered by Blogger. Design adapted from Blogger Templates."

    Anyone's thoughts?

  2. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Blogger = Google.
    Since when do Google concern themselves with either copyright or intellectual property rights ?

  3. kyte
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    So its the good old double standard, eh? NOT ok to copy blogger designs for use anywhere else, but IS ok for google/blogger to steal whatever it wants.

    I think I might release Mr Moto after all. Hang the consequences.

  4. Marc
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    You're probably correct podz, they never have.

  5. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Google has become the new MS, seems like. Wonder whatever happened to "do no evil"? Oh, I know! Google now has investors who must be paid....

  6. kyte
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Uh-oh don't get me started on investors and money and globalisation and who and what really decides whats going to happen on this planet (not google. or MS. or Steve jobs. yet.) I think I still need that old blog that I dumped. Either that or take Hamarana in another direction. sighhh.

    working on blogger theme clones....

  7. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Let me know when you get some ready to roll.... and don't get me started either (opinionated, obstinate, obnoxious, and obstreperous are only a few of my "middle names" - and those are my better qualities!)

  8. blckleprd
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Well it does say Kubrick. They als ohave themes from LJ. I think the idea is to help transitioning bloggers onto their site. Although it would be nice of them to put an author link somewhere. What does Michael have as far as copyright goes on this theme? I'd notify him, but his contact form is down. Anybody got his email address?

  9. blckleprd
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #


  10. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 8 years ago #

    "[I]t would be nice of them to put an author link somewhere."

    Check the footer on Blogger's Kubrick page. Also please note Michael links to the port on his Kubrick page (check the sidebar).

    My (only) problem with Blogger's version is that Kubrick is released under the GPL, but they make no mention of this in the source that I can find (thereby breaking the license).

  11. Marc
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Kafkaesqui:

    I noted the lack of a GPL mention also. That's why I thought the entire thing is slezzy!

  12. Ryan Boren
    WordPress Dev
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Well, we don't mention the GPL in the source either.

    Anyway, the source is provided, so I don't see anything to get worked up about.

  13. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 8 years ago #

    Ryan, we don't?

    http://wordpress.org/development/wp-content/themes/default/style.css

    And I agree this is hardly pitchfork carrying time. Still...

  14. James
    Happiness Engineer
    Posted 8 years ago #

    There have been far more Kubrick ports than just Blogger's. So far, they all have the approval of Kubrick's original designer. You can see the full list of approved Kubrick ports here: http://binarybonsai.com/kubrick

  15. tomhanna
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Whoa people! The site referenced is a blog ON blogspot, it's not a site owned by Google. You might have noticed in the sidebar that there are tips for removing the Blogger navbar. The owner is French, though that's all I know about him other than that he has developed some really interesting original themes also.

    Regardless, blaming Google again. Are you sure the Google feud isn't on again?

  16. kyte
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    whoops

  17. Jinsan
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    It's at least one step more creditation than some WP users (not SOME) users give to using themes, including Kubrick. The majoirty do the courteous thing, the few say "f*** off" to linking back, or leaving any credit behind for the original author, because it's just too easy.

  18. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 8 years ago #

    Well at least I don't have to start mimeographing all those "Google Is Evil" pamplets now. I'll keep the presses warm...

  19. Ngan Tengyuen
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    yeah, someone set up the blog on blogspot and it do not belongs to google. does this mean that all of your emails belong to bill gates and mircosoft when you use hotmail. and when / if you spam other people using hotmail, is bill gates and microsoft to be blame?

    the site has nothing to do with google.
    - http://mirage-studio.blogspot.com

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