I know and understand all the legal part very well.
^ Lol, where have you been the last years?
It’s always been a split license, you are the one who need to accept this. It you purchase a split license you have to respect it, otherwise legal action can be taken against you.
So everyone here knows that all WordPress themes which are sold here are NOT 100% GPL and you are the only dude who thinks otherwise?
From the knowledge base:The PHP component and integrated HTML are covered by the GPL. The rest of the components created by the author (such as the CSS, images, graphics, design, photos, etc) are covered by the marketplace license.If you understand English you should understand that this means that if you buy a WordPress theme from here it’s not 100% GPL and if you use it as such you are breaking the license.
16nsk saidWrong! Almost ALL ThemeForest themes have a split license. That is, PHP code is GPL while the rest is under the license which you buy. You can read more here: http://support.envato.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/428
Any theme or plugin for WordPress is GPL.
Ruben, before ThemeForest, anything must respect WordPress terms, Envato can’t legally change WordPress license as they like.
So, again. PHP, any JS that uses any JS stuff from libraries included with WordPress is GPL, CSS as long as it provides properties to the default WordPress output. The rest can be as ThemeForest mentions.
If you don’t like that, take WordPress.org advice and create for another platform.
Any theme or plugin for WordPress is GPL. That includes all php files, any JS that uses any js library included in WordPress (for example jQuery) as those are packed with GPL license. You can mark images under other type of license and with CSS it’s more tricky.
More about this is on the official WordPress.org site at:http://wordpress.org/about/license/ and as it mentions well explained on the Drupal site (WordPress imposes same terms) https://drupal.org/licensing/faq/#q7
FAQ 7, 8 and 9 cover all requirements for license on WordPress too.
This means that anybody that gets the theme/plugin can strip all parts that are not covered by GPL imposed by WordPress and make derivate work to be redistributed.
I know that almost all premium themes and plugins creators don’t accept this, but it is the reality.
I’m looking for a partner that creates PSD templates and other graphic elements.