Hey @PurpleFogSound + @YczCreative
Thanks for your messages.
The evolution that we refer to here is around the natural process of company growth and as we continue to grow, we want to do this in the best ways that we can and in more ways that we can.
We believe that the company and community have evolved because we have now reached the stage where we feel we can better serve the business. This means looking at ways to provide more value to authors on a larger and long term scale.
We believe that a tradition, such as author fee free day - can be redistributed by allocating the time and money towards building such plans in the future. You can read more about Envato’s growth in a recent blog post: https://envato.com/blog/envato-by-the-numbers/
At this point, these plans are not yet defined and we are still working through what this will be. However, we are committed to ensuring that focus is on you, the Authors.
Hope this helps answer your questions.
PS: Thanks for catching that!