That's YOUR copyright, not ours. In other words the content on your site is protected by copyright law. Assuming it's unique material.
well yes of course. i am sorry that confused me a little. because actaully it sounds like the copyright belongs to the theme and/or i am searching for bad things about this ^^
but why dont u pull in the bloginfo->blogname by default? or put at least my.domain.com or something like that in. many themes do that.
I'm guessing that putting our themes on your site will come no where close to that type of financial benefit.
well i am a little no one person with no visitors ... i not a professional buisness man nor a professional wordpress dev. I made a theme 2009 with hybrid-news and then i was away from blogging 2 years and now i started over. somehow i got to genesis.
to me its aimed at ppl why really do wp for living or at least do sites for other ppl and money. i dont. i playing arround with php/html/css for self education. and i think it to expesive for me (and others) and i think its rediculous to use another theme where i can find a free download on the official site because its GPL.
hybrid has a better model+pricing i think i think $25 a year. i mean thats affordable. and u can get it for free at his site with all themes! but u got for sure more nice child themes and more features in the framework as far as i saw it (i might be wrong). anyway the reason why i swiched is just because there is no documentation untill u pay ;) even if i like the pricing more. i dont like suscriptions i dont know how it works. if i forget to cancel it i pay every year. and if i cancel and go away from blogging 2 years and stop i cant use the forums in 2 years^^.
Every single theme of ours is noted at the top of the stylesheet:
yes sure in the stylesheet ^^ how about in the footer of the themes and this this box on your site ^^
About the Genesis Child Theme
Current version: 1.7.1 · Updated: 7/18/11
Requires: WP 3.2 · Compatible to: WP 3.2
Features: 6 layout options, fixed width, threaded comments
BuddyPress Compatible: Get GenesisConnect
i think its a concious decision to hide it until ppl buy from you because if they(or many ppl) would see GPL right away that would think "GPL $80 WTF?" like me
anyway i dont want to start a war against studiopress. for some reason i think u got forced/drag into GPL and for me this buissness model dont really fits into GPL.
private free! buissness pay! thats fits more in my opinion. or free for all but pay for support.
what really pisses me off is guys like him Ipstenu
Don't. It's stealing.
claiming all the time its unethical and that its stealing to copy GPL code thats laughable! i would love to get richard stallmans reaction to that rofl. copy GPL = stealing i will never forget that my whole life!
so mutch talk i started this thread because i was confused i thaught somehow u must give the source out for free ^^
u are very good buissness man! and i am not. actaully i dont look for the best benefit for myself by putting 40 genesis themes for free on my site i actually want to help others who think like me and who want to defend the spirit of open source
and the spirit of open source is still:
software released on GPL -> free download -> software based on that software -> must be GPL -> resulting automatically in free download as well.
and seeing mods like Ipstenu claiming the spirit is another thing then copy and modyfied GPL code for free that its against the spirit to copy GPL is fears me. i hope open source stays that way it is in 99,0% of the cases.
somehow u managed to brake that chain/spirit and wp took a very long time deciding of payed GPL themes harm the community or not. ok they dont harm them i agree but still its a very very strange and wrong feeling that a have look for legal downloads like i look for warez! and now i get the taught that this actually can hurt the community! if my themes i got from fanart.us would infected (i dont think there is anything at all) with bad code i would redistribute them now.
Maybe you should consider a different business model. Putting themes on your site enables the fear that people are getting encrypted versions.
i feel it u are all about business and making money. i dont. i have no business model its a small blog from a nobody ^^
encrypted versions? what i mean? that i made a password on the archive or what? i did not btw
yes it enables fear and take advantage of that. sending ppl out to shady websites when they want to a copy of open source software when they dont have or want to play $80 is kind of new to the open source world. i dont like that marketing model, i do like your framework. end of story.