What I fear the most is authors advertising their items as “100% GPL = unlimited usage!”. The potential for that type of abuse could be easily squashed by only allowing non-exclusive authors to offer 100% GPL. Because after all, the whole idea of being an exclusive author and also offering items as 100% GPL is silly to begin with.
Flagged for staff reply as its a really interesting question
First rule of 100% GPL don’t talk about 100% GPL..
100% GPL Option Now Available!
why some guys are crazy for WordCamps
Now host WordCamps all over the world(Mars too) and sell themes live in front of buyers(face to face), show them responsive demo in iPhone,iPad
and now woo stuffs are heading to this forest
I were a theme seller, I’d look for as many outlets as possible to sell my themes through. TF is nothing more than a directory – admittedly with strong traffic figures – so do like WooThemes and sell your stuff on your own site and here too and anywhere else you find.
@Kiss_Collective I believe that is why we are still asking and waiting for a reply to the whole GPL / exclusive agreement we are in – I don’t see how Envato can enforce the exclusive agreement anymore. However this is a sensitive issue as earning percentages are based on this and people earn their living based on the percentage they have worked very hard to reach.
EDIT: I have yet again clicked “Request staff reply” – several times myself now and others have stated so.
It is such a shame Envato doesn’t have time to answer such questions when they are addressed…