phranque - 4:32 am on Jul 22, 2010 (gmt 0)
I'm sorry but if you based your whole business on extending and distributing GPL'd software and you didn't understand the GPL, that's your fault.
They can still charge for distribution, documentation, and support, but the code must be open and people must be allowed to extend it.
these aren't the issue in this case - the issue is that code under GPL must also be freely distributable.
Why would I go to all the trouble to create something that is free and open if someone can just come along and start charging for it?
also not the issue here - as far as i know thesis doesn't charge for vanilla wordpress nor do they even distribute it.
well, except for the part they appear to have copied, pasted and modified...