[theme-reviewers] GPL and limiting usage

Ünsal Korkmaz unsalkorkmaz at gmail.com
Tue Sep 17 19:48:01 UTC 2013

Ok, i can lie to my users about "you can only use on 1 website" as
pagelines doing while i will say theme is gpl in legal notices, so my naive
users will buy extra licenses which normally they shouldnt need. I will
keep this post's link if someone say something in future tho. And it seems
lying to your customer have a new name.. *marketing.*

This is what i understand from this conversation. Thanks everyone for
sparing time.

(P.S: pageline's personal and business plan's only diffence is how many
website you can use it.)

On Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 10:39 PM, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 2:26 PM, Ünsal Korkmaz <unsalkorkmaz at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >> Show me where their *behavior* is in violation. Show me where their
> >> *actual terms* are in violation. Don't nitpick the marketing.
> >
> > http://www.pagelines.com/pricing/
> > Uses License Key system which restricts usage on how many site you
> install
> > and when you stop paying:
> And yet again, you point to the marketing pages... Those are not
> "terms", these are the terms:
> http://www.pagelines.com/terms-of-service/
> For the specific case of the Pagelines DMS theme, it was actually
> not-approved with their first attempt:
> https://themes.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/14116
> They are making a second attempt now with a newly uploaded version:
> https://themes.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/14369
> And if you have specific issues with specific themes, those should be
> discussed *in ticket*. Here you have a company actively working on
> this theme that you're talking about, and you're complaining about
> them being listed totally elsewhere for "violations" of a rather
> nebulous nature. Why not tell them of your concerns, directly, by
> reviewing their theme and expressing your concerns? Attempt to fix
> things and make them better, sort of thing.
> > you lose access to your professional-only editing tools and effects, the
> > ability to add and edit Professional sections
> >
> >  Basically i cant get theme and modify & use however i want and
> basically i
> > cant use it on multisite.Isnt it enough?
> If this is indeed part of the theme, sure. My suggestion to them for
> the DMS theme was to remove that code from the theme and sell those
> editing tools separately, as an add-on.
> As for multisite, that theme that you're pointing to works fine on
> multisite. Again, their licensing is tied to support and add-ons that
> they sell for their themes. Read the actual terms, not the marketing.
> -Otto
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