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From Yongsheng Peng <pen...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Help wanted about the license of the theme for building SkyWalking's website.
Date Thu, 26 Jul 2018 04:36:19 GMT
> Can you provide a link to the specific theme?
Link: https://themeforest.net/item/softa-software-wordpress-theme/20868500

> That seems to say that you couldn't put the theme files in a public SVN
> repository, which means... other project committers couldn't build the
> website.
Yes, I have the same understanding.


On 2018/07/25 14:54:35, Shane Curcuru <asf@shanecurcuru.org> wrote: 
> Can you provide a link to the specific theme?
> 
> On first look, I don't see how this can be appropriate for building any
> major part of an Apache project's web presence.  The licenses there
> would seem to prevent other people from forking any of the website,
> which would not be appropriate.  For example, the License FAQ:
> 
> "8. You can’t re-distribute the Item as stock, in a tool or template, or
> with source files. You can’t do this with an Item either on its own or
> bundled with other items, and even if you modify the Item. You can’t
> re-distribute or make available the Item as-is or with superficial
> modifications. These things are not allowed even if the re-distribution
> is for Free."
> 
> That seems to say that you couldn't put the theme files in a public SVN
> repository, which means... other project committers couldn't build the
> website.
> 
> Reminder: it's a good idea to get feedback here on general@, but if the
> feedback you get doesn't have a definitive answer, then head over to the
> Legal Affairs Committee to get a specific answer.
> 
> 
> -- 
> 
> - Shane
>   IPMC & Member
>   The Apache Software Foundation
> 
> peng-yongsheng wrote on 7/25/18 10:34 AM:
> > Hello Incubator PMC’ers,
> > 
> > I purchased a WordPress theme from the site of https://themeforest.net,
> > and this theme's license is a regular license.  
> > 
> > This license description is: 
> > 1. You are licensed to use the Item to create one single End Product for
> > yourself or for one client (a “single application”), and the End Product
> > can be distributed for Free.
> > 2. You can create one End Product for a client, and you can transfer
> > that single End Product to your client for any fee. This license is then
> > transferred to your client.
> > 
> > 
> > And the ThemeForest say something can't do with the theme: 
> > 1. You can’t Sell the End Product, except to one client. (If you or your
> > client want to Sell the End Product, you will need the Extended License.)
> > 2. You can’t re-distribute the Item as stock, in a tool or template, or
> > with source files. You can’t do this with an Item either on its own or
> > bundled with other items, and even if you modify the Item. You can’t
> > re-distribute or make available the Item as-is or with superficial
> > modifications. These things are not allowed even if the re-distribution
> > is for Free
> > 3. You can’t use the Item in any application allowing an end user to
> > customise a digital or physical product to their specific needs, such as
> > an “on demand”, “made to order” or “build it yourself” application.
You
> > can use the Item in this way only if you purchase a separate license for
> > each final product incorporating the Item that is created using the
> > application.
> > 4. Although you can modify the Item and therefore delete unwanted
> > components before creating your single End Product, you can’t extract
> > and use a single component of an Item on a stand-alone basis.
> > 
> > The detail of regular license:
> > https://themeforest.net/licenses/terms/regular/2.2%20(Copy)
> > <https://themeforest.net/licenses/terms/regular/2.2%20%28Copy%29>
> > 
> > *Can we use this theme for building SkyWalking's website?*
> > *
> > *
> > *The attachment is the authorization file of the theme.
> > *
> 
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