Please move the thread regarding the Elite Community as well It’s a good thing to have a place for Elites to get together and discuss stuff…Tnx! http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/envato-elite-community/185227
That’s a first time the Software Versions list is updated before the release of WordPress.
Thank you Ivor!
That’s not an issue. The customer can keep using the product indefinitely after purchase, the renewal payment would simply give him access to further updates. No updates = no renewal. As simple as that.
But how to be sure about REAL updates? I can easily upload a “new version” adding fake code and changing version number.Not everyone is a trusted/elite author in here. I believe Envato wants to protect itself from possible complaints.
Just make keeping changelogs mandatory. We could use a ‘changelog’ tab on item, then buyer could decide if it’s worth to pay for new features and updates.
andrewfreeman saidDoes ebay charge buyers for asking sellers about shipping? You recommend or you don’t allow us to include “Support is free” banner to item pages? Be direct.
Providing support outside the definition of support for free We believe authors should be compensated for the support they provide. We recommend authors only provide support within the definition and stick to the periods included/purchased by the buyer.
Exactly. Please be direct, simple YES or NO
Are you still taking 70% of support package price?
edit: can anyone send me the author name privately? I’m curious
As a theme author I’m really careful about the copyrights issues, and especially about photos used in demo sites. We spend a lot of money on stocks to get nice content. In theme package, where we offer the demo XML file, all images are replaced with links to plain gray images from http://placehold.it/ I was under assumption it’s common and required practice.
However, as sometimes I also buy themes, recently I’ve checked one of the themes that had this ‘import demo’ feature, that makes exact copy of the demo sites on user servers, and downloads every image. I assume, as those images were in very good quality, that they are from stock sites. I’m pretty sure the license doesn’t allow that, and even if it does, it’s probably a lot more expensive, so having 30-40 images would be crazy expensive.
So, technically, the theme package does not contain any copyrighted images, the buyer downloads the images from the author server – who’s then breaking the law? Author or buyer?
Yes, updates are separate and I think no one really checks them in details. I have a theme waiting for review for a week now, and during that time I’ve made 4 updates for my other themes, and each one was accepted in ~2 hours