Hi everybody. We will be changing to a GPL + ThemeForest license on August 4th. Please review this blog posting, as this is an important change.
All questions/comments will be answered in this thread.
- What’s the diffence?
- The WordPress themes will be cheaper?
- Buyers can choose between GPL licenses and Standard licenses?
I have many doubts, this is really confusing.
1) WordPress prices won’t change.
3) Buyers don’t choose between the licenses.
It’s a bit of a controversial move on WordPress’ part, but I think it’s a good thing for the industry. Most big names in WP Theming have already changed over to the GPL anyway.
I have no problem with the fact that people who buy my themes will reuse it in different projects with their own designs, but those people selling my hard work here would be somewhat demoralising.
Kriesi: I would agree with that – having put in a lot of time into some of my wordpress backends and functions – but I think it goes against the GPL then, and for them to deny themes that meet the standard only because they use others’ GPL code would cause a huge legal issue.
well I cant believe that this would interefere with the gpl but i am of course no lawyer =)
So our themes contains two licences. One for the php code which is GPL and one for our css, images etc which is Standard Licence am i right?
Personally I have no problem with authors re-using the WordPress functions & back-end code from my themes.
I already do my best to put out any nice tricks I find, to help better the WordPress community.
In fact, I can point out dozens of themes here and across the web which are using the ‘Theme Options’ code I published on the TF Blog, which I was using at first as a ‘unique selling point’.