I recently ranted and raved and call Matt a few names I regret doing. I've had a chance to calm down and I want to address this issue openly with the public about why I was so upset.
I really believe the issue with ThemeViewer's Battle with Sponsored Themes was really just a move to switch fully to GPL ONLY Themes being pushed by WordPress.org based on WordPress' own GPL License and Matt's strong political beliefs in GPL.
I don't think this is right. But I wanted to put this out there for the community to voice their opinion.
1. I was wrong for calling Matt a bunch of names. It was harsh,rude, and out of line.
However, I do believe that Matt should have addressed the issue of Themeviewer not as an issue against and/or for Sponsored Themes but as a more transparent issue of a move to GPL Only Themes.
2. Is GPL The Only Acceptable Theme License For WordPress?
I'm not sure. What's the communities take on this issue?
Thanks for taking the time to fully digest this. And again I'm sorry for anyone I may have offended with my rant against Matt. It was wholly inappropriate. I hope my position is more clear now that I've got this off my chest.