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February, 2013

Survey Results about GPL Opt-in Choice  

by posted in Industry News, News
Feb 28
2013

Last month there was some online discussion around full GPL licensing and the Envato Marketplaces. It started when one of our TF authors was barred from supporting, speaking at and volunteering at WordCamps because he was selling on ThemeForest. While ThemeForest themes sell with a GPL compliant license, WordCamp guidelines require the item to be completely licensed under the GPL in order for the seller to be allowed to participate in the ways listed above.

I posted a response to the ban, and a post about how we are moving forward. As I stated in the second post, most important to me is to get the community’s input on the debate. Since we’ve been working on our licensing generally, this month we put out a survey to ThemeForest and CodeCanyon authors asking a bunch of licensing questions, including a few GPL related ones.

As I promised in that second post, today we’re publishing a subset of the survey results relating to the GPL options. They’re taken from a larger presentation from our data team, with a couple of extra slides I’ve thrown in to explain the contents.

Next Steps

After getting this community feedback, we are now putting into the works an optional 100% GPL license which authors in GPL-based categories (such as WordPress or Drupal) can make use of. It will be completely up to authors whether they use this option. The new option should be available towards the end of March, and we’ll be posting on Notes about how authors can make use of it.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey. I’m looking forward to doing more of this kind of temperature check with the community! Go Data!

Envato’s Most Wanted – $2,500 Reward for the First 30 Radio Imaging Sound Effect Packs  

by posted in Envato's Most Wanted
Feb 27
2013

We’re putting a $2,500 bounty on the heads of Envato’s most wanted file type – Radio Imaging Sound Effect Packs on AudioJungle. The first 30 Radio Imaging Sound Effect Packs uploaded (and subsequently approved) each get $75 (with a maximum of 2 files or $150 per author). There is also $250 Bonus prize for best submission during event period (to be voted on by AudioJungle reviewers)

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Author Interview: Bendixmusic  

by posted in Authors, Interviews
Feb 27
2013

Meet Håvar Bendiksen (Bendixmusic) from AudioJungle. He’s been playing gigs since he was 12, is learning to fly a kite, loves guitars and finds inspiration in wonderful places.
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Featured Workspace: Redfactory  

by posted in Community
Feb 26
2013

There’s a great thread for showing off your workspace over on the forums. Here’s one of my favorites – it belongs to redfactory. What do you think?

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Author Interview: DanHoodMusic  

by posted in Authors, Interviews
Feb 22
2013

Playing music full time, composing for TV, having enough guitars to keep his home studio messy, and enjoying running and mountain biking. This week we meet Dan Hood (DanHoodMusic) from AudioJungle.
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Marketplace License Update Clarifications  

by posted in News
Feb 22
2013

It’s been almost a month since we launched the new Marketplace licenses and since then we’ve gotten a lot of great feedback from authors and buyers within our community. I just wanted to take a minute to fill everyone in on updates and answers to a few questions that have been brought up.

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Do You Have Some Great Photo Tips? You Could Win $500 from Phototuts+  

by posted in General
Feb 22
2013

Image from PhotoDune

We’re excited to let you know about our Phototuts+ photography tip competition, giving you the chance to win $500 to put towards new camera equipment! You just need to submit a short video or screencast that showcases your favorite photography tip or trick!
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Outstanding New Marketplace Items  

by posted in General, Outstanding New Items
Feb 21
2013

What outstanding items have been arriving on the marketplaces? Here are a handful that have caught our attention.

The image above is a ThemeForest item called iKnowledge – Knowledge Base / Wiki WordPress Theme by ThemeWarriors, a slick knowledgebase WordPress theme focusing more on content. It includes a rating system and post view counter to help you track article performance.

Read on to explore more awesome new items.

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3DOcean Competition: Low Poly Mobile Game Packs  

by posted in Community, Competitions
Feb 20
2013

We love mobile gaming here at Envato and its great to see the work authors create for mobile game developers. That’s why we are really excited to announce the newest competition for 3DOcean, dedicated to Low Poly Mobile Game Packs.
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