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Typps says


Rules can change. So, I clicked “Request Staff Reply” on my own comment above. :-D Lets see what Envato will say on this thread…

NOO :D

if there was a chance that staff could had missed the comment NOW they will see it for sure.

I will surely miss PrimaThemes. Bold author! :P

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PrimaThemes says

if there was a chance that staff could had missed the comment NOW they will see it for sure.

You know, they are watching, they are following, they are listening. :D It is impossible they could miss any post on TF forum now. If there is no reply on it, it means they are still discussing about it… :D


I will surely miss PrimaThemes. Bold author! :P

Miss you too Typps… :P

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VF says

So you can’t create a public repo with your GPL code, but i could. See the irony? :D

That’s not irony. Author willingly gives the buyer GPL benefits. Author is not just interested in own benefits available through non-exclusive option from the marketplaces ;)

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Dream-Theme says


So you can’t create a public repo with your GPL code, but i could. See the irony? :D

GPL items should be treated as non exclusive items.

end of story.

Totally agree. IMO this Envato rule when you cannot put your GPL item to public repo violates GPL license itself…

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VF says



So you can’t create a public repo with your GPL code, but i could. See the irony? :D

GPL items should be treated as non exclusive items.

end of story.
Totally agree. IMO this Envato rule when you cannot put your GPL item to public repo violates GPL license itself…

This can be viewed equally different way: Author decided to bind with Exclusivity program; still wants to inherit the benefits of GPL to buyers. It is still under author’s choice/selection/freedom.

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dtbaker Moderator says

I’ve submitted a support ticket about this, because the next item I release I wanted to do as GPL and also host on Github. I hope it’s allowed!

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BizLogic says

Speaking from first-hand experience, you cannot share your code anywhere unless you sell here non-exclusively. That includes GitHub, et al.

I have had an item removed from the marketplace for having it on GitHub while selling it here. The difference was that the code on GitHub was not updated for over 1 year (outdated), also Open Source users did not receive support. None of that matters.

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doru says


As Ruben said is not allowed, but since no one is watching (imagine staff losing time checking github and compare with code in item sold here) you are relatively safe, except now they know you do it :) so expect the envato SWAT team to knock on your door

Hahaha… I always enjoy reading your comments. :)

Rules can change. So, I clicked “Request Staff Reply” on my own comment above. :-D Lets see what Envato will say on this thread…

8 months and still waiting for reply from staff

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contrastblack Envato team says

PrimaThemes last forum post was around that time… need another answer, Doru? :D

On a more serious note though, think you might have missed this one:


So I finally got an answer from Envato support, turns out that you can’t host the code in public GitHub repository no matter if you choose 100% GPL or not, as it violates Exclusive Author agreement. Pitty.
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dtbaker Moderator says

On a more serious note though, think you might have missed this one:


So I finally got an answer from Envato support, turns out that you can’t host the code in public GitHub repository no matter if you choose 100% GPL or not, as it violates Exclusive Author agreement. Pitty.

How did I miss that? It’s the second post! lol.

Cheers, will update ticket.

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