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This week there was some more GPL-related drama, with the news that someone had forked ElegantTheme's Bloom plugin and added it to the official WordPress directory. The person responsible for the forking, delivered their side of the story about the fork here. While some people consider it a shady move to release a premium product for free, it seemed to be within the GPL license rules, but was later removed from the official repository and a clarification was made about Forks and Copies. It would seem the forked plugin was too similar to the original plugin, it remains available from their website only.

We also got a look at the new WordPress default theme, Twenty Sixteen, is a nice clean blogging theme. It doesn't seem a huge departure from Twenty Fifteen but I like Twenty Fifteen - the layout looks good and it uses simple clean Typography.

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Oliver Dale is the founder of Kooc Media, An Internet Company based in Manchester, UK. I founded WPLift and ThemeFurnace, find out more on my Personal Blog. Thanks!

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