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    Quote Originally Posted by Social-Media View Post
    Matt is a TOTAL idiot IMO. Thesis is THE best premium WP theme. It's has flawless CSS, is very well written (unlike 99.999% of WP themes) and is VERY SEO friendly out of the box.

    Matt is just jealous because HE and his team don't offer such themes on WordPress.com. WordPress is likely under pressure to figure out how to monetize their product (because it is offered free) and making the bigest mistake of his life by pissing off Chris, the maker of Thesis.

    If he start's shutting down premium theme makes like DIYThemes.com, they will likely simply start writing templates for Joomla and/or Drupal. Bad, bad move IMO.

    I use WP MOSTLY because I can use Thesis... If Chris created a Joomla theme that looked as good as Thesis and had the great interface that Thesis has under Joomla (like I am sure he can) then I'd switch to Joomla in a heartbeat. It's not WP that keeps me using WP, it's themes like Thesis that keep me using it.

    If you will not play by the rules of Wordpress then don't play it. Go ahead and make youself a cms and put on it whichever licence you want. Thesis theme is just using popularity of Wordpress to earn money, taking from community and not giving anything back.

    I use WP mostly because its options and usability not because certain theme is out there.

    Remember if there is no Wordpress there would no be popular themes like Thesis, and if there is no Thesis there would still be Wordpress and community around it.

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    Aren't most people getting around these limitations of the GPL by charging memberships to their web sites, which is where people download the GPL themes. So, the themes are free, but the download is not?

    This only works well, of course, if you also provide support and regular updates.
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    Dunno, I paid for one a day or two before this thread started. On the bright side it's a nice piece of work, and IMO worth what it cost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Will.Spencer View Post
    Aren't most people getting around these limitations of the GPL by charging memberships to their web sites, which is where people download the GPL themes. So, the themes are free, but the download is not?

    This only works well, of course, if you also provide support and regular updates.
    Exactly and certain clubs are going really well through that model.

    Just think about on how much clubs are you member .

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    btw main problems for developers of themes who want to exploit wordpress popularity to make money are sites like this

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