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DanyDuchaine says

Hey guys, just want to know if we can still use FlexSlider in our themes. I just read this and I’m not sure if I understand :

“FlexSlider is no longer licensed under the MIT license. FlexSlider now shares the common licensed used for all WooThemes themes, GPLv2. Please keep this in mind for before undertaking proprietary forking adventures.”

I tweeted the author but I just can’t wait to see what he’ll say so I’m asking you guys :)

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aprjnet says

Waiting for an answer too! :( I have an theme ready to launch, and made it with FlexSlider :/

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IulianN says
to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software
https://github.com/woothemes/FlexSlider/blob/master/LICENSE.txt I don’t see any reasone to not use it in our themes.
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MDNW says
Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the “Software”), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions: ...

Translation: You’re allowed to use it with your themes so long as you include a copy of the license text along with the distributed files and don’t expect the Flexslider authors to provide support. :)

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DanyDuchaine says

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the “Software”), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions: ...
Translation: You’re allowed to use it with your themes so long as you include a copy of the license text along with the distributed files and don’t expect the Flexslider authors to provide support. :)

Thanks Brandon!

I was talking about FlexSlider2 : https://github.com/woothemes/FlexSlider/tree/FlexSlider2

It’s probably the same licence though, am I right?

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WPExplorer says

FlexSlider 2 is in beta, but from what I’ve heard it should be done very soon. I would go with version 1 until 2 is finalized.

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MDNW says

Ahhh! Thanks for the clarification – yeah, I don’t think FS2 is out yet officially… who knows with WT running things, but I’d kinda assume that it’s going to be released under the same GPL2 since that’s what they run a lot of their addons under. Who knows though ;)

As a side note, I’ve personally been digging on this slider: http://caroufredsel.frebsite.nl/ ... tons of killer possibilities and responsive-friendly (my newer themes all use it). Lots more options from a programming standpoint than Flexslider … not sure about Flexslider 2.

Hope that helps out!

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DanyDuchaine says

Hey guys, I’ve had the “OK” from the author of the slider : https://twitter.com/#!/mbmufffin/status/200008490872356865

Thanks for the suggestion Brandon, that slider look pretty amazing. Will definitly use it.

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MDNW says

Nice! Thanks for following up on this Dany!

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aprjnet says

Wow… good news! :)

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