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From Shane Curcuru <...@shanecurcuru.org>
Subject Re: Help wanted about the license of the theme for building SkyWalking's website.
Date Wed, 25 Jul 2018 14:54:35 GMT
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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