With all the news surrounding Envato, the GPL, and licensing, it was only a matter of time for the official announcement to drop, with the added bonus of having WooThemes join up as a launch partner:
We’re happy to announce today that authors on ThemeForest and CodeCanyon can now choose to license their WordPress items through a 100% GPL option.
To help us launch this new feature, we’re excited to have one of the most well known and respected theme outfits joining ThemeForest’s ever growing library — WooThemes!
This is a day that many have been waiting for and means, among many things, that Envato partners and ThemeForest authors will be able to attend their local WordCamps without fear of being blackballed.
The option right now is only for WordPress-related categories with more of them to be released in the coming days, such as Joomla, Drupal, Zen Cart, and others.
The author will get to choose which license in their options and once they go GPL they won’t be able to head back to the split-license version – so choose wisely!
Congrats to Collis and the rest of the team as they move forward strongly with not just a new licensing term but also with WooThemes and the many other GPL-compliant theme companies in the future!
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