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Using Mixit/Expressive in other journals

  • Aug. 18th, 2007 at 7:05 PM
Would anyone know of any links or sites that provide source codes for use in other journals, such as InsaneJournal?

Expressive and Mixit are lovely layounts, it would be good to use them outside LJ if possible. Any help would be appreciated.

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chasethestars
Aug. 22nd, 2007 01:24 am (UTC)
Hi, I'm a designer at LiveJournal.

The designers of the themes under the Expressive and Mixit layouts have agreed for their themes be used only on LJ and Vox. Some of the themes, which are designed by staff, are also available on TypePad. (All 3 services are under the parent company, Six Apart.)

Sorry, but using any Expressive or Mixit themes on any LJ clone sites (such as InsaneJournal or GreatestJournal) would be violating the copyright of the designers.

The layouts that CAN be used on clone sites should already be available to you there (assuming their codebase is up-to-date). These layouts are:

A Sturdy Gesture
Bloggish
Classic
Clean and Simple
Dear Diary
Digital Multiplex
Disjointed
Generator
Haven
Magazine
Notepad
Punquin Elegant
Quite Lickable
Refried Paper
Style Contest
Tabular Indent
Variable Flow

I hope this helped.
ausmac
Aug. 22nd, 2007 03:27 am (UTC)
Oh, good, perhaps you can clarify something for me then. On the LJ site in the documentation here:

http://www.livejournal.com/doc/s2/s2onlj.layerguide.html#s2onlj.layerguide.design

it says:

Also, any style which is to be part of the LiveJournal system must be distributable under the GNU General Public Licence (GPL) under which the LiveJournal source distribution is licenced.

Does this not mean what it obviously means, in regard to GPL?

And if these designs are copyrighted, can you point me to where it says that?

Ta.


chasethestars
Aug. 24th, 2007 01:15 am (UTC)
There are different code repositories for LJ. One of them is "livejournal" which is where the source code for the above layouts are located. "LiveJournal system" in the text you quoted refers to this repository. The other layouts are in the ljcom repo, which is not Open Source. Also, the S2 Doc hasn't been updated in years, and that was written before most of the other themes had been added.

The release the designers of the Vox (Expressive) themes signed only gives us permission to use their designs on Vox and LJ.

I'm not sure offhand about the other layouts, but I can find out if you still want to know. They're definitely not part of the Open Source code though.
mysticshell
May. 8th, 2008 03:43 pm (UTC)
Curious...
Does this still apply since SixApart no longer owns LJ?
chasethestars
May. 8th, 2008 04:18 pm (UTC)
Re: Curious...
Yes. The agreement the designers signed didn't change with ownership.
mysticshell
May. 8th, 2008 04:22 pm (UTC)
Re: Curious...
Ah ok! Thank you!
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