If you missed the Matt Mullenweg vs. Chris Pearson debate live debate today, this is my wrap up:
Matt: Thesis is violating the law because it violates GPL (GNU General Public License).
Chris: No it isn’t.
Matt: Businesses can thrive under GPL.
Matt: Why won’t you bring Thesis over to GPL?
Chris: Because I would feel like I’m doing something against my personal beliefs.
Matt: We might sue you.
Chris: Bring it on.
It was interspersed with various (what I felt to be) personal attacks and chest thumping. No conclusion was come to.
As for me, I don’t know enough to have super strong opinions on all this. I do know that I’d way rather be friendly with the WordPress community and its founding fathers than at odds, so if Matt asked me to do something, I’d generally just do it. Hey, that’s why the domain of this site is digwp.com and not diggingintowordpress.com.