I bought Project Huddle before it was acquired by BrainForceStorm.
When i bought it, what was in my package was Project Huddle AND the 2 addons (PDF and mockups). Last year i decided to not renew my license.
Any honest developer and simply any developer who follow GPL licensing would allow its users to keep using the productS (including the addons) freely, even if not renewed. with as only downsides as I didn’t renew my license, to not be able download the latest updates and i can’t use support. That part of GPL licensing (along with not locking the usage of what we bought behind a “verify your license” wall).
To my (bad) surprise, i just realized that
1) I can’t download anymore ProjectHuddle and its addons (and i’m talking about the previous version up to when my license ended of course, not the new updates).
2) I can’t USE the plugins and addons i BOUGHT, they are locked behind a “verify your license” wall, and when i enter my license it says it has expired and i can’t use what i PAID FOR anymore. 99% of plugins and themes don’t lock down the use of the what we bought behind license check, and when the 1% do, at least you can still use what you bought, if your license has expired (just no new updates or support of course).
3) Support was not helping and is now silent they think it’s normal practices.
Shaddy/thieves practices from Brainstorm Force.
I won’t ever buy a new product from them (i’ll go for Kadence theme instead of the lifetime Astra +all plugins i was about to buy for BlackFriday).
No wonder why so many people go for GPL themes and plugins subscriptions services instead of supporting the devs, when we see what type of thing some developers (even renowned) can do.
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