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Chris Pearson VS Matt Mullenweg

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There has been lots of talk recently about the online “discussion” between Matt (of WordPress fame) and Chris (of Thesis fame). Below is what went down on twitter. (It was also a nice test for our Twitter Blackbird Pie WordPress plugin)

Well, I can't stop @photomatt from spreading propaganda and lies, but what I CAN do is be honest about the whole situation. Video coming.
@pearsonified
pearsonified
@pearsonified I can send you a WP shirt if you need one. #thesiswp
@photomatt
Matt Mullenweg
Is it fair that I should be patronized? RT @photomatt @pearsonified I can send you a WP shirt if you need one. #thesiswp
@pearsonified
pearsonified
@pearsonified I'm just so broken up that WordPress is useless without #thesiswp, best theme in the world, responsible for all innovation.
@photomatt
Matt Mullenweg
Yo @photomatt, no one has claimed that Thesis is responsible for all innovation. Why are you handling your position so irresponsibly?
@pearsonified
pearsonified
@abhijeetmk WordPress 3.0 is about 200k lines of code from people who agree with WordPress' license. How many is #thesiswp?
@photomatt
Matt Mullenweg
Hey @photomatt, since when is the number of lines of code a measure of a software's validity, affect, and importance? http://bit.ly/dbMM0B
@pearsonified
pearsonified
RT @mrglu this "thesis is the devil" thing from @photomatt is uncivil. Credibility is derived from reasonable discourse.
@pearsonified
pearsonified
@pearsonified It's not civil to violate WordPress' license, for years, because you think it makes you more money. #thesiswp
@photomatt
Matt Mullenweg
@pearsonified The saddest thing is all the premium folks who went GPL proved you can be just as successful. The hard work is done. #thesiswp
@photomatt
Matt Mullenweg
@abhijeetmk Why the GPL does not apply to premium WordPress themes - http://bit.ly/aCTCqh
@pearsonified
pearsonified
@pearsonified Why do you think you understand WordPress' license better than the people who wrote it? #thesiswp
@photomatt
Matt Mullenweg
Hey @photomatt, I'm no lawyer, and I never said anything about my understanding of the GPL. All I said is that it does not apply to me.
@pearsonified
pearsonified
@pearsonified Yes, you are above the law, and licenses. None of it applies to you. You can pick and choose which bits you like. #thesiswp
@photomatt
Matt Mullenweg
@pearsonified so just to confirm, Thesis contains no GPL code, and links no core WP code, so the GPL doesn't apply?
@photomatt
Matt Mullenweg

Follow the twitter convo live on http://bettween.com and see how it pans out.

You can also listen to the convo on Mixergy.

And see what started it all : Thesis theme.

2 comments
AJ
AJ

Fight all you want. Matt wins any day. Yes I make money on my site from marketing premium themes, but I am also a strong believer in the GPL license for Wordpress.

Chris will always loose this battle...And PS: Thesis kinda sucks.

admin
admin

Hey AJ, we agree with you on the GPL side of things. It's a real pity that Chris feels so strongly about this, as he seems to be loosing customers now (from what I see on Twitter). If he went GPL Matt says he will even promote Thesis. What better marketing could you ask for? I just hope it doesn't end in a court battle. Let's see what happens....

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