[theme-reviewers] GPL and limiting usage

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Fri Sep 20 17:07:48 UTC 2013

On Fri, Sep 20, 2013 at 8:55 AM, Bryan Hadaway <bhadaway at gmail.com> wrote:
> If we allow a free theme to be accepted who's pro theme abuses and takes
> advantage of users in the form of restricting usage based on how much they
> pay and also forces them to continue paying indefinitely or their theme will
> be handicapped creates a precedent that we're all allowed to do that.

BTW, what you are referring to here (the "pro" code) was in the
first version they submitted. Are you saying that this same code
exists in the second version, the one you actually wrote about in

Because if so, fine. But I was under the impression that they had
already addressed that and moved the "pro" code into a separate plugin
which they are selling separately. If true, this means two things:
a) They fixed the problem well before your decision to criticize them
for it, and
b) You never even looked at the new version of the theme before
posting in the ticket about it.

Please correct me if I'm incorrect. What exactly about the theme
currently is in violation of the rules? Facts, not rhetoric.


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