I began my life as a skinner, porting and modding mac themes to windows. Taking a ready made theme and adapting it is possibly the easiest way to learn how to skin and theme. It was for me. One of the main factors in doing this was permission. You need permission from the original author to be able to officially release it to the public. Getting permission can be difficult, especially trying to contact someone.
With each theme you mod/create and release, you learn and get to recieve critique to help guide you in the right directions. I want to try and steer the customisation and deskmodding community in this direction by introducing a new concept: Blanket Permission.
PROPOSAL AND WHY
We have all seen and know about stock images but it is something this community is lacking. LawrenceDeDark implimented an unrestricted stock useage group and it's growing all the time. How much do you think this community would grow and new work be produced if people were able to use