We’ve covered already the fact that Posterous was also heading south and we’ve written how you can get those posts out of Posterous too. It’s too bad really, especially since shops like Obox has partnered with them in the past creating a set of themes even for them historically. But they are going the extra mile by not only receiving those themes back that they developed but also releasing them for free – all 5 of them:
Earlier this week Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo!, issued an internal memo to Yahoo! employees detailing changes within the company. The memo detailed changes to Yahoo!’s remote working policy, and it was made clear that remote-working or working from home was no longer a benefit at Yahoo!. The memo itself was a great positive-negative-positive message. One of those memos where there is a sword ripping through your gut half way through but the smile at the beginning and end is supposed to make everything ok.
In a recent post by Ian Stewart helps clarify some of the issues that were brought up about theme companies like Obox who were providing their themes in both WordPress.com and Envato-based properties. The result was that Obox has been removed from WordPress.com until further updates are made from the Envato camp: Since it looks like this won’t be corrected right away, as of yesterday we’ve removed Obox themes from our WordPress.com Premium Theme Marketplace. So, as I’ve said this is disappointing. One day — hopefully soon if Envato can correct their licensing problem right away — we’ll have Obox back. […]
Of course there’s a lot of pressure right now on making sure that the GPL issues around Envato and WordPress are enforced, or at least that the things being said are aligned with actual action and one such confusing example is Obox and their apparent distribution of their Gigawatt Theme. As mentioned by @ChrisWallace, what exactly is the ruling here? Yo @wordpressdotcom you got some GPL problems!WordPress.com: theme.wordpress.com/themes/gigawat… ThemeForest: themeforest.net/item/gigawatt-… — Chris Wallace (@chriswallace) January 24, 2013 The proof of the issue, as they say, is in the pudding: