Releasing Trimmed version of commercial Theme Forest Version. is it fine?

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jegtheme
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i plan to release free version of my theme version as part of promotion. it has a bit different name.

is it fine? or violate any TOS of themeforest themes author?

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kaaz
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no, your design is exclusive to TF

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dekciw
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no, your design is exclusive to TF

Since when? Your ITEM is exclusive, not the design.

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jegtheme
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so i able to do it?

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kaaz
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so i able to do it?

ask envato support

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themelux
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I don’t think you’ll be able to do it unless it’s WAY different or unless you opt out of exclusivity. But as others have said I would double check with Envato Support.

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infuse01
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I’ve flagged this post for staff reply since I would also like to know if that is allowed or not. As far as I understood this should be allowed because it is NOT the same version with all the features instead it’s a “trimmed” version with less features. But let’s see what the officials have to say :)

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jegtheme
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hi infuse, thank you :) i don’t know there is feature for flagging question for staff reply. haha. i also wonder if its possible to do. its will really help to promote themes and increase exposure outside themeforest especially when its have a lot of download.

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organicbee
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in short yes its okay to do so as long as its not the same files etc

theres tons of authors that just give the PSD away I believe(DDstudios) at one point ran a site dedicated to theme PSD ’s from authors here

theres also CC authors who give free versions of their plugins away but have a premium option

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