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Alright, I know many of you want to get rid of the attribution link in the Thesis footer, and I think that if I were in your shoes, I’d probably want to do the same. Problem is, that little link is an extremely powerful search marketing tool that works even while I sleep.
In order to recoup the value of the lost link, I had planned to offer an attribution removal option for a separate fee. I was never happy with that idea, though, because I don’t want any of you feeling like I’m bilking you out of cash at every turn. In fact, I want you feeling like Thesis is the best value of all time, and charging you a fee to remove a stinkin’ link seems to work against that goal. On top of that, keeping up with the fees and whatnot sounds like a lot of unnecessary bookkeeping, and frankly, I don’t want to mess with any of that 🙂
I do, however, want to keep each and every one of you happy while helping you build stronger, smarter, better-looking Websites. In lieu of this, I’ve decided that anyone who owns a developer’s license is free to remove the attribution link.
Many people have shown interest in making Thesis a key component of their Web design and consulting businesses, and I want to do whatever I can to help those folks in every way possible. In order to maintain consistency and maximum credibility, they really need to be able to remove the attribution link.
So, to all you Thesis developers out there, thank you for being such pivotal members of the community, and I hope this will prove useful as you grow your businesses on the Web!