Templatic is a WordPress theme shop run by Bhavesh Radadiya, They have well over 50 WordPress themes, a growing community, and as of January 1, 2011, all of their themes are licensed under the GPL. According to Radadiya, Templatic made the move because it fit their business strategy and their plans for the year ahead.
The announcement came in their first 2011 blog post, where they described their plans for the year. In the post, Radadiya said:
When we were PremiumThemes.net, we announced going GPL and switched back in a while which is kind of long and silly story but we as a business now realize though late, this is the right decision to take and the beginning of a new year is a perfect time.
So, here onwards, all the templatic WordPress themes are licensed under the GNU general public license. We are shortly making necessary changes in our site in order to align with this license.
WordPress is licensed under the GNU general public license, a software license that describes how the code can be used by the end user. Some commercial WordPress shops choose not to distribute their work under the GPL, which has caused a number of divides in the community the past couple of years. See our WordPress/GPL timeline for more on this history.
It’s great to see this move happen because it’s great for the end user. It’s also great because we get to cover Templatic news now, since we choose to only cover GPL compatible theme and plugin shops.
Have you ever used a Templatic theme before? Does their move to GPL compatibility effect your interest in using their themes?