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selling modified version of existing GPL themes (7 posts)

  1. vijayrajesh
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi,

    I am a template designer and i have recently posted those 50 kubrick headers.

    After finding that header many people asked me whether i can give them PSD (photoshop source file) to edit themself, so they want to pay $10 to $20 for the header psd only.

    Suddenly i thought it seems a good idea so i can do this type of custom jobs. But my question is whether i can sell and showcase tuned version of any GPL based themes , may be particularly Kubrick.

    Please reply,

    Thank you,

    Vrajesh

  2. maerk
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    First: Ask the original creators of the themes.

    Second: Check the terms of the GPL, I think there's something in there that says you can release modified versions but only if it's got the same license -- i.e. your work must be released under the GPL too.

  3. notthatugly
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    There is nothing in the GPL to stop you selling your own version of somebody else's GPL theme, as long as you credit the original creator somewhere in the code.

    e.t.a. and I'm not even sure that last requirement is set in stone.

  4. pizdin_dim
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    This is an often-discussed topic, right here and lots of other places. It's my understanding that you can take any work that is GPL and extend it as you wish. You can also distribute that modified work for a financial fee or free of charge; that's entirely up to you and the GPL explicitly says so. What you can't do however, is take that same right away from someone else who may wish to further extend your work because you must keep your derivative work as GPL.

    The key word that still seems to confuse some people is "free". It has nothing to do with price and everything to do with freedom.

  5. vijayrajesh
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Thanks for all the replies.

    I understand from your reply that i can DO selling extended works by crediting the original creator.

    Or GPL means should i release it to public as well with GPL?

    And when i give it to the person i am selling, i have to tell him it is under GPL.

    Is that fine?

  6. pizdin_dim
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    "Or GPL means should i release it to public as well with GPL?"

    GPL doesn't force you have to release anything to "everyone in the world", so to speak. That's entirely up to you as part of the "freedom" I mentioned earlier.

    "And when i give it to the person i am selling, i have to tell him it is under GPL."

    Yes, you must make them aware that the work is GPL and they must make any version thay have modified also under GPL. Whether they charge money for it or not doesn't matter.

  7. vijayrajesh
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    thanks Pizdin_dim, thanks for all your replies and others effords,

    Regards,

    Vrajesh

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