We have been deciding to make this shift since long time but today we finally made the switch. Now all of our premium WordPress themes are 100% GPL.
Some decisions are difficult to take and implement and it was one such decision. I always feared that if I changed the licensing of my themes to GPL, people can resell them or even offer them for free. But when I attended my first WordCamp in Delhi, it changed my mind. I discussed the licensing issues with experts there and I found that there are more pros of GPL than the cons.
This post is just about the announcement of the licensing change of our themes so I will not go into details about the licensing here. All I can say is that now you can expect some free themes from BloomPixel. It is a way to give back to the community and I can also promote BloomPixel on WordPress.org. Apart from themes, we also have plans to offer some free plugins on WordPress.org.
Do you think we made the right shift? Do let us know in the comments section.