[theme-reviewers] Licensing question - Author sells on Mojo Themes

Chip Bennett chip at chipbennett.net
Wed Apr 2 13:05:50 UTC 2014

HTML templates are not in any way, under any interpretation, derivative of
WordPress. As such, they are not compelled to be licensed as GPL-compatible.

As for the Mojo terms, I disagree. The current terms, as-stated, are not
GPL-compatible (and I've taken it up directly with Mojo).

Here's the Theme in question:

Here are the license options:

   - Single-Domain License (You can *use *this on personal, commercial or
   client projects.)
   - 5-Domain License (You can *use *this on up to 5 domains and for up to
   5 clients.)
   - Developer License (You can *use *this on an unlimited number of
   domains and for an unlimited number of clients.)

(Those are quite clearly *usage *restrictions, not support limits.)

I've asked Mojo to clarify the license wording for WordPress Themes. A user
would reasonably infer that the license restrictions are usage
restrictions, and not support limits.

On Wed, Apr 2, 2014 at 8:57 AM, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 2, 2014 at 7:56 AM, Srikanth Koneru <tskk79 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Otto, html templates can have non gpl license?
> If it's not a WordPress template, then we kinda sorta don't care.
> -Otto
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