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RyanStubbs says

Hey.

I’m developing a PHP CMS application and I really like the look of some of the admin themes on here.

I was wondering how I would go about licensing an admin theme for use in my open source application? Would I need to pay the designers or TF extra to license this?

Thanks to anyone who can help. :)

Ryan.

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adamgriffiths says
Hey.

I’m developing a PHP CMS application and I really like the look of some of the admin themes on here.

I was wondering how I would go about licensing an admin theme for use in my open source application? Would I need to pay the designers or TF extra to license this?

Thanks to anyone who can help. :)

Ryan.

Hey,

I’m in the same boat. I’m building a CMS that I can use on client websites. The only way I can see I could use a TF template is if I purchase a template each time a client purchases the CMS .

In your case you’d definitely have to speak directly to the designer. But in that case, if a designer let you use their design in an open source cms for an extra fee, would that mean they are not exclusive to the Envato marketplaces? (If they’re not exclusive this won’t be a problem).

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SachaG says

I’m not sure about TF’s rule, but as far as I’m concerned if you wanted to use my admin template ( http://themeforest.net/item/titanium/35128 ) in an open source application you’d only need to buy it once, at the normal price.

I consider that an open source product, although used by many people, is still a single product, so only requires a single template license.

But again this is just my personal view.

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MarkBrodhuber Envato team says

Not trying to burst anyone’s bubble, but I’m pretty sure that it would be considered distribution, and under the current license, it would not be permitted. As Adam stated, you would probably have to purchase a license for each client you planned to distribute it to.

Maybe Jeffrey could provide some feedback on this, I’m sure he will be able to give a more concrete answer.

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Mastergreed says

Just include theme into your app and mark in license that users are obligated to buy the theme if they want to use your app legally :P

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redwall_hp says
I was wondering how I would go about licensing an admin theme for use in my open source application? Would I need to pay the designers or TF extra to license this?

I’m pretty sure that this wouldn’t be okay by the ToS. It would probably be distribution. Then again, maybe TF could sell you a “developer license” without the one-site limitation for more $$$?

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