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How to license a theme?? (4 posts)

  1. dawg
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I would like to have a go at licenseing a theme but I have spent over an hour looking at all the written stuff and have no clue This is what I am looking at, {http://www.fsf.org/licensing/licenses/gpl-faq.html}

    It is mind boggeling to say the least.

    Is there a simple method?

  2. dissurion
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Just include some words in the theme file (or a accompagnying read me) that states what the license is.

    Eg the gpl, or a creative commons (http://creativecommons.org/license/)

  3. moshu
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    See the "how-to": http://www.fsf.org/licensing/licenses/gpl-howto.html
    Quote from the page:

    Whichever license you plan to use, the process involves adding two elements to each source file of your program: a copyright notice (such as "Copyright 1999 Linda Jones"), and a statement of copying permission, saying that the program is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (or the Lesser GPL).

  4. desk003
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I'd go for the Some Rights Reserved (must give credit and cannot do commercial work with it w/o your permission) for any theme you make.

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