Icons that can be used for the development of open source projects, themes and plugins are very rare. So many designers are either a little lax in their licensing, or opt to use creative commons licenses.
I thought for completeness I would throw out some quick notes on the creative commons and how it relates to both GPL and proprietary WordPress theme licenses.
I am not a lawyer, this isn’t legal advice, and I am trying to make this “non-specific” to any particular theme because it affects users of themes, not just the theme authors.
Update 28/7/2010 – Theme Footer Links
The sales page for Thesis no longer mentions footer links though the license agreement isn’t available in public.
The sales page for Headway still requires attribution, subject to the license agreement – but the Headway Theme license agreement is available for public viewing.
One of the best ways to get my attention is to link to me, or link to some of my content. Actually linking to my content and using a trackback is more likely to be seen than a blogroll link, because I actively check out trackbacks just in case something slips through Spam Karma which shouldn’t, or there is some interesting conversation to respond to.
I have opened up the voting for the second round of my cash giveaway for WordPress plugin authors.
Nominations for the Best WordPress Plugin each month are made by my readers, and half my income from paid reviews is given away as donations to help support development costs of the best WordPress plugins.
I earn money from this blog, but as I have hinted in the past, that isn’t my primary goal. I write paid reviews for products that take a fair amount of time, but nothing compared to the amount of time WordPress plugin authors spend on their creations, only to give them away for free and often still provide support.