This tweet pretty much sums up the whole post:

tweet WordPress vs. Thesis: The battle is over.

If you’re not familiar with the background, however, the Cliff’s Notes version comes down to Thesis Theme using a license other than GPL, which created a conflict between Thesis Theme creator Chis Pearson and Matt Mullenweg, of Automattic (the parent of WordPress.com).

For more in depth coverage, please take a look at our original post about the subject, and then the follow-up as well.

Suffice it to say, we’re happy to see that Pearson will be working under GPL. It is worthy to note, however, that Thesis is now licensed under a GPL split. We could go into the various legalities surrounding split GPL licensing, but I believe that Twitter user @jschuller explained it best:

SplitGPL WordPress vs. Thesis: The battle is over.