First let me apologize for the title, but my mind seems to be broken today and I am not quite sure what the appropriate terminology for what I am going to talk about is.
In the 9rules forums Paul Stamatiou posted a new CSS file for his Mint installation. He asked Mr. Inman and Shaun respectfully asked that he do not do so since a lot of the branding behind Mint is the aesthetics. Now I could immediately see where Shaun was coming from, but then wondered if it would indeed be better to allow custom themes to Mint installations as long the people know that future upgrades may break and it is up to the theme creators to make sure everything is good?
Shaun wasn’t saying you couldn’t post these public or create your own, but just asked that you do not. What if WordPress was the same way though? Is there a difference? I would think that Viral Branding would work wonders for your application. I know we didn’t put restictions on what our members did with the 9rules logos and some of them have come up with some great stuff.
So what do you think is best for an application, allowing a individual to publicly post skins/themes or to keep things under control so that you may avoid the hassle of the application breaking during updates?
Originally posted on February 7, 2006 @ 3:36 pm