As you might have noticed, most of my themes here(except those designed by Patricia Muller) has a small text link on the footer, saying something like ‘sponsored by’ or ‘made free by’.
It is the link to the sponsors. They help me in focussing on the theme development, instead of worrying about other bills to pay. It is always nice of you to have their link on the footer, but it is not a ‘must-to-have’ thing.
The sponsors are also aware that some of you might remove it from the footer. We(Myself and the sponsors) are perfectly fine with it.
I am just trying to clarify on the issue raised at http://wank.wordpress.com/2006/09/10/corporate-gifts/
Thanks for the understanding.