[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #2114: Possible abuse on popular themes list based on active installs

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#2114: Possible abuse on popular themes list based on active installs
 Reporter:  acosmin          |       Owner:
     Type:  defect           |      Status:  new
 Priority:  low              |   Milestone:
Component:  Theme Directory  |  Resolution:
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Comment (by StephenCronin):

 Replying to [comment:4 acosmin]:
 > Another option, in TF's case, would be to look for this in style.css
 > {{{
 > License: Custom license
 > License URI: http://themeforest.net/licenses/terms/regular
 > }}}
 > There are only
 18 themes fully GPL compatible] with not so many sales. The rest are on a
 custom license.

 Hi @acosmin,

 This is sort of irrelevant given Dion's response (which makes sense to
 me), but just wanted to let you know that you can't rely on that tag to
 work out how many 100% GPL themes there are on ThemeForest.
 themes?utf8=%E2%9C%93&sort_by=sales_count&type_id=4930724 This collection]
 has 100 themes and I doubt it has them all.

 Also, I just checked a few ThemeForest themes (I work for Envato) and
 found that the use of the license field is pretty inconsistent, with some
 themes not even including it in style.css - so it can't be relied on.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/2114#comment:6>
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