I’m curious about the minutia of the issue here:
If the issue is that these themes included a GPL ‘Premium’ plug-in, and that practice is frowned upon and they were removed as the result of it, then why is Avada on the market?
Avada includes Woo’s Flexslider. Is that not a GPL ‘Premium plug-in?’
From their sales page: “Includes Beautiful FlexSlider plugin – $35 Value”http://themeforest.net/item/avada-responsive-multipurpose-theme/2833226
I have nothing against Avada. I’m a developer, building a theme, and want clarification as-to the ‘rules of the road,’ so to speak. It seems strange that this discourse is happening over one theme and not another.
To be direct:
Primary question: What is the themeforest policy regarding the inclusion of GPL ‘Premium Plug-ins?’
Secondary question: If there is an exception to the rule that allows avada to use these, but not others, what is it? This is an important point.
I think transparency is important. I hope themeforest does too. I would like clarity on these matters. I think it would benefit others, too.