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November 11, 2015 at 3:18 pm #170794PorterParticipant
I'm just wondering if there are any legal / moral obligations to hosting the genesis framework / themes on git. I'm pretty sure there are various downloads in the wild where one could steal the code if desired, and it's more of a matter if you have a license to use or not, correct? I'm wondering because I have some tools I work with that can create a blank project with vvv, and select a git repo for the wp-content folder, and I'd like to host a clean slate of genesis there for speeding up the process, but I don't want to aide in the illegal spread of said code. That being said, it seems kind of crazy we couldn't, as many people use git to host there wp-content folder, and if you use Genesis, that would include the framework.
Either way, just now getting into using git (about time), and I wanted to double-check before I tossed anything up. Thanks for any insight!
November 11, 2015 at 3:32 pm #170795carasmoParticipant
The child themes I've found on Github, such as the https://github.com/salcode/bootstrap-genesis is just the child. I have seen lots and lots of people give the Genesis framework away with their child themes, I won't say where, and when I emailed Copyblogger about it (I found $60,000 dollars worth from one vendor), they gave the standard reply and nothing has been done. That was two weeks ago. Like WordPress itself, Genesis is GPL, so these theme developers (actually ripper offer's of 316 themes) are giving the 60 framework away with their 30-45 theme and if you want to compete in the same, bustling marketplace, you can't and be ethical. One person, on his personal site, has that you must purchase the Genesis framework but then when you find the same person on this same marketplace with the same child theme, he gives the Genesis framework away. And, incidentally, you get upgrades automatically, whether you bought it or not. I suggested to Copyblogger something like an API scheme the way that Elegant themes works, which is "sure you can use this theme but when you want an upgrade you have to verify and get the API and then you get updates". That would not be in violation of any GPL licenses. It's totally legal to give the Genesis framework away, yet it's very unethical. I don't think people realize that when developers don't earn to support great code base, then everyone loses. I am very upset.
November 11, 2015 at 3:35 pm #170797PorterParticipant
I hear you there, and that's about what I expected. I wish gitbub would let you make private repositories for free, bitbucket already does, so I guess I'll host there more often than not.
I'll just keep a copy of the base + sample-theme on my computer, and drag and drop it when needed.
November 11, 2015 at 4:00 pm #170800Victor FontModerator
Use Bitbucket. It's another GIT implementation but you can create private repositories.
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