In virtually every debate about whether or not WordPress themes and plugins need to be GPL or not, sooner or later the proponents of the idea inevitably come up with the GPL FAQ. This is as annoying as it is ridiculous. The GPL FAQ has no legal validity! Period!
Once more I feel a strong urge to oppose such BS, and this time I will borrow the words of somebody much firmer in copyright law than me. Read more >>
Is WordPress.org violating the GPL? – A fresh angle on the GPL vs. non-GPL wordpress themes and plugins debate
There is a never-ending dispute on whether it is legal or not to put WordPress themes and plugins under a license different than the GPL. The WordPress.org hardliners want to make us dogmatically believe that we can’t. In a prior article I already argued that you actually can, and here is one more fresh angle on this topic.
Brands. They are everywhere. Cars, electronics, sportswear… Even food. In every-day life, wherever a product is publicly visible, the manufacturers take care their brand is visible, too. When we drive our car, we showcase their brand. When we carry a newly bought computer home, we showcase their brand on the package. Heck, where I live, even the supermarket plastic bag is showcasing the supermarket’s brand. In our every-day “off-line” life, we don’t really expect a product – any product – to come unbranded.1 What about our on-line life? Read more >>
- There are exceptions, of course. The branding needs to be adequate. Nobody would buy an Armani smoking with a fat shiny Armani sign on the back, even if Armani may like the idea of a dinner banquet full of Armani logos. [↩]
URL shortening, and URL shortener services, are evolving rapidly into a real hype. And while they do make sense with Twitter (due to their 140 characters per tweet limitation), they are not all that harmless from a SEO perspective.
Ever needed a list of your plugins for pasting it into an email or a document? Or into an (Excel or Word or OpenOffice) table? I did, and with all the plugins I have installed, I concluded that writing it all down manually would seriously suck. Read more >>
Read about it at the WordPress Tweaks homepage, or about the technical background of it in the rest of this post.
Guess who cooked up this thing! Yepp! It was me! 🙂