frankenstein baby

So, k2’s definitely not going to be the next default. Habari bagged it already. I hope they at least change the colours.

I think the odds on Matt’s as yet unborn Frankenstein baby (a BBH bred from Canvas and Garland but recognising only Matt as its daddy) just shortened a bit more.

eta: then again, Matt does say Habari reminds him of Drupal, so maybe we shouldn’t rule out him filching their default after all😉

11 Comments »

  1. options said

    it’s not only ‘bagged’ and licensed too.

  2. adam said

    heh.

    no doubt having ‘a sequel to kubrick’ as the default will make having kubrick as the default very passe indeed. which can only be good.

  3. k0ma said

    The people behind Habari are extremely talented. WP 2.1 will be just another release. I’ll be anxiously awaiting the first Habari alpha, though.

  4. Even if one person in a multi-person GPL project could unilaterally relicense it, it’d still be fair game for GPL projects up until the moment that it was relicensed. Someone can and likely will adopt the K2 for WordPress project. It has quite a following that might be sad to see its development stop. As for a next default for WP, well, probably not. I think that Sandbox with some sexy CSS might be the way to go. It’s amazing how much you can do with just CSS and Sandbox, so that might open it up to a whole bunch of new themes that are CSS only (sort of like the CSS Zen Garden concept).

  5. To clarify: the code as it existed immediately before relicensing would be GPL-licensed forever.

  6. adam said

    i think you’re making a mountain out of a molehill there, mark. there’s no announcement on getk2.com, and the latest version in SVN still says GPL. it’s dual licensed, not changing license. i’m pretty sure i read a comment from michael saying he still plans to take k2 to 1.0

  7. For now, the two licenses are incompatible, unfortunately. In order to fork under a difference license, they’ll have to get consent from all contributors of the forked code (a lot of it may be WP-specific, and they can just axe those parts). And yeah, I noticed that it still said that the K2 version that exists in Habari was GPL licensed — I just assumed that to be an oversight.

  8. adam said

    yes, i assume that the license for the habari version is supposed to say apache. i meant that it seems the wordpress version is not dead, and will continue to be available under the GPL

  9. Collin said

    Good luck to the people developing Habari, I’ll certainly have a look when it’s released. In the meantime, WP is still my friend.🙂

    TGA: What’s “BBH”?

  10. BBH = Big Blue Header. Saves me having to type it every time a new theme’s announced😉

  11. Collin said

    thanks. I could only come up with B*****d baby from hell and I didn’t think that was right!😉

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