I bought a HTML/CSS only template and I’d like to give my personal website a better look.
Thing is, I want to create the website using a lot of other technologies (reactJS for example) and I want to show off this work on Github.com.
Thing is, I’d be uploading the theme I bought to github as well… now I don’t intend for others to download and modify my work and I could (and would) include a link to the theme and the owner along with a license file.
further thoughts: the design would serve as a basic html/css guideline, I’d have to severely change the actual code to make it work with react / for me. So , in my opinion, it wouldn’t be distributing the original work. (I mean, if I use it it’s on the web too… anyone can download source)
I am interested in the legal aspect of this case. I don’t have to share my site on Github it was merely a way of presenting the case. As such I am really looking to hear from those in such a situation or from the content creators themselves.
This results in two questions:
As a markup theme provider, would you mind if someone put it up publically on Github with the intent to show their part of the work whilst giving you credit for your part.
Does the standard license cover this kind of edge case.
PS: For those wondering, for my personal case I’ll just buy extended support and ask the author himself. This is not the point of the question.
Hope things are clearer this way
If we disregard the idea of a website and instead use a drawn character as a reference.
If I use the drawn picture in my website (which I publically host on Github) am I violating an agreement by putting it in the repository? Keep in mind I am not actively redistributing it and it would have a clause in the license file.
The second use case, to me, doesn’t violate any agreement while the first one is less clear… interesting stuff no?