most of the time when we purchase items, we integrated them in ordinary Open-Source projects, usually hosted on Github of course. However, one of our repositories got taken down due to DMCA complain, I guess by the author.
I asked already here what the real license of a purchase on Envato is, or to which license it is compatible but we never got any response. So we took a closer look at the license again but it doesn’t seem to be a proper software license like ordinary licenses we know from proprietary and open source vendors, it looks rather like FAQ or guide-line which also has no real base to actually build derived software on it.
Long story short:
Are Envato purchases compatible to Open-Source licenses projects or not ?
Are we allowed to integrate purchases in open-source projects and host them on Github?
If not, what can we do to make actually use of the purchases but remain legal, at least in Envato’s terms? I guess we have to use private git repositories and loose all the benefits of Open-Source and therefore any attempts to develop a purchase further together with willing contributors are not allowed too. Is that right ?
Sorry, just trying to make sense of it.
I’d appreciate any thoughts,