[theme-reviewers] Need Help
galin at galinsimeonov.com
Thu Mar 8 21:59:37 UTC 2012
ThemeForest themes are sold with *dual licensing* - this is the license.txt
file content that's packaged with each TF theme:
*This WordPress theme is comprised of two parts: (1) The PHP code is
> licensed under the GPL license as is WordPress itself. You will find a
> copy of the license text in the same directory as this text file. Or you
> can read it here:http://codex.wordpress.org/GPL (2) All other parts of
> the theme including, but not limited to the CSS code, images, and design
> are licensed according to the license purchased. Read about licensing
> details here: http://wiki.envato.com/support/legal-terms/licensing-terms/
Even without ThemeForest's proprietary licensing, in practice ThemeForest
libraries are not required to be licensed under GPL-compatible licensed.
Whether it's acceptable for a wordpress.org theme author to
offer/promote/link to ThemeForest themes on his Author URI I cannot say.
On Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 6:35 PM, Qamar Ashraf <life.object at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks for the further help.
> On Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 8:38 PM, yulian yordanov <yul.yordanov at gmail.com>wrote:
>> Yes, he can.
>> *If I use a piece of software that has been obtained under the GNU GPL,
>> am I allowed to modify the original code into a new program, then
>> distribute and sell that new program commercially?*
>> You are allowed to sell copies of the modified program commercially, but
>> only under the terms of the GNU GPL. Thus, for instance, you must make the
>> source code available to the users of the program as described in the GPL,
>> and they must be allowed to redistribute and modify it as described in the
>> These requirements are the condition for including the GPL-covered code
>> you received in a program of your own.
>> На 08 март 2012, 17:25, Qamar Ashraf <life.object at gmail.com> написа:
>>> Following question is to clarify my concept about Free / Premium themes.
>>> - An Author / Developer create a couple of WordPress themes and
>>> shares them in WordPress under GPL license.
>>> - Can he sell his premium themes at some other marketplaces like
>>> themeforest etc if he incorporates GPL license in his selling package.
>>> Qamar Ashraf
>>> Project Manager
>>> theme-reviewers mailing list
>>> theme-reviewers at lists.wordpress.org
>> Yulian Yordanov
>> theme-reviewers mailing list
>> theme-reviewers at lists.wordpress.org
> Qamar Ashraf
> Project Manager
> theme-reviewers mailing list
> theme-reviewers at lists.wordpress.org
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