Survey Results - GPL Options on ThemeForest and CodeCanyon

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February 28, 2013

Survey Results - GPL Options on ThemeForest and CodeCanyon

Results from an Envato Marketplace author survey of ThemeForest and CodeCanyon for questions about GPL licensing.

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Collis Ta'eed

February 28, 2013
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  1. 1.

    1 Quantitative study (questionnaire), served to ThemeForest & CodeCanyon authors

    via Author Dashboard and Forums. Data collected via SurveyMonkey. Survey Results
  2. 2.

    2 A Note on Terminology ‘Veri ed’ authors are respondents

    who gave a username that was successfully matched against Marketplace records. Where graphs do not indicate Veri ed / Unveri ed, the responses have been combined.
  3. 3.

    3 If we added an option for items in GPL

    based categories to be either: 100% licensed through the GPL license, OR split- licensed with PHP & integrated HTML under the GPL license and everything else created by you under Envato Marketplace licenses, which option would you take? 1. GPL Opt-in Choice
  4. 4.

    ThemeForest Authors 35.1% 22.2% 21.6% 20.5% 0.0% 35.5% 31.5% 12.5%

    19.0% 1.6% 0.0% 5.0% 10.0% 15.0% 20.0% 25.0% 30.0% 35.0% 40.0% Don't know All your items under a split license All your items under 100% GPL Some of your items under a split license and some under 100% GPL Other (please specify) Not verified Verified
  5. 5.

    58.5% 15.4% 9.2% 16.9% 0.0% 47.4% 21.7% 18.4% 9.9% 2.6%

    0.0% 10.0% 20.0% 30.0% 40.0% 50.0% 60.0% 70.0% Don't know Some of your items under a split license and some under 100% GPL All your items under a split license All your items under 100% GPL Other Not Verified Authors Verified Authors CodeCanyon Authors
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    6 How concerned are you about the following issues? 1.

    Item Piracy 2. Use of your work outside the license limitations 3. Resale or redistribution by others (outside of Envato) Broken up by GPL Opt-in Choice, Responses of ‘Other’ data excluded from analysis 2. What Worries You?
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    33.8% 8.4% 3.3% 4.7% 18.3% 2.5% 9.9% 18.8% 15.5% 26.1%

    21.9% 16.5% 14.1% 26.1% 23.2% 22.4% 18.3% 37.0% 41.7% 37.6% 0.0% 10.0% 20.0% 30.0% 40.0% 50.0% 60.0% 70.0% 80.0% 90.0% 100.0% All your items under 100% GPL All your items under a split license Don't know Some of your items under a split license and some under 100% GPL Extremely concerned Very concerned Moderately concerned Slightly concerned Not at all concerned ThemeForest Authors Item Piracy Concerns, by GPL Opt-in Choice
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    15.4% 5.9% 3.7% 11.6% 19.2% 8.8% 16.5% 11.6% 26.9% 32.4%

    22.0% 20.9% 23.1% 41.2% 33.0% 30.2% 15.4% 11.8% 24.8% 25.6% 0.00% 10.00% 20.00% 30.00% 40.00% 50.00% 60.00% 70.00% 80.00% 90.00% 100.00% All your items under 100% GPL All your items under a split license Don't know Some of your items under a split license and some under 100% GPL Very concerned Extremely concerned Moderately concerned Slightly concerned Not at all concerned CodeCanyon Authors Item Piracy Concerns, by GPL Opt-in Choice
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    30.0% 4.3% 9.2% 7.1% 17.1% 6.8% 11.2% 17.6% 22.9% 37.6%

    25.0% 35.3% 15.7% 28.2% 26.3% 18.8% 14.3% 23.1% 28.3% 21.2% 0.00% 10.00% 20.00% 30.00% 40.00% 50.00% 60.00% 70.00% 80.00% 90.00% 100.00% All your items under 100% GPL All your items under a split license Don't know Some of your items under a split license and some under 100% GPL Extremely concerned Very concerned Moderately concerned Slightly concerned Not at all concerned ThemeForest Authors Use Outside of Licence Limitations Concerns, by GPL Opt-in Choice
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    16.0% 5.9% 6.5% 11.6% 24.0% 5.9% 16.7% 18.6% 36.0% 38.2%

    26.9% 20.9% 16.0% 29.4% 24.1% 30.2% 8.0% 20.6% 25.9% 18.6% 0.0% 10.0% 20.0% 30.0% 40.0% 50.0% 60.0% 70.0% 80.0% 90.0% 100.0% All your items under 100% GPL All your items under a split license Don't know Some of your items under a split license and some under 100% GPL Extremely concerned Very concerned Moderately concerned Slightly concerned Not at all concerned CodeCanyon Authors Use Outside of Licence Limitations Concerns, by GPL Opt-in Choice
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    26.1% 4.3% 6.0% 4.7% 17.4% 6.0% 9.9% 10.6% 21.7% 17.1%

    17.2% 17.6% 18.8% 22.2% 24.5% 21.2% 15.9% 50.4% 42.4% 45.9% 0.00% 10.00% 20.00% 30.00% 40.00% 50.00% 60.00% 70.00% 80.00% 90.00% 100.00% All your items under 100% GPL All your items under a split license Don't know Some of your items under a split license and some under 100% GPL Extremely concerned Very concerned Moderately concerned Slightly concerned Not at all concerned ThemeForest Authors Resale or Redistribution Concerns, by GPL Opt-in Choice
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    16.7% 2.9% 5.5% 9.3% 20.8% 8.8% 10.0% 7.0% 29.2% 23.5%

    20.0% 18.6% 20.8% 35.3% 22.7% 32.6% 12.5% 29.4% 41.8% 32.6% 0.00% 10.00% 20.00% 30.00% 40.00% 50.00% 60.00% 70.00% 80.00% 90.00% 100.00% All your items under 100% GPL All your items under a split license Don't know Some of your items under a split license and some under 100% GPL Extremely concerned Very concerned Moderately concerned Slightly concerned Not at all concerned CodeCanyon Authors Resale or Redistribution Concerns, by GPL Opt-in Choice
  13. 13.

    1 Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey.

    From the survey results, we’re going to be implementing a 100% GPL option on to the Marketplaces shortly. Thank you!