A storm is fast approaching the WordPress community, as a controversy involving the WordPress Foundation and Themeforest creator Envato has left all participating Themeforest merchants banned from speaking, organizing, sponsoring or volunteering for WordCamps, the largest “official” gatherings surrounding WordPress.
At the heart of this issue are differing interpretations of GPL licensing, and now many of WordPress’ biggest supporters, like developer Jake Caputo, are stuck in the middle.
Yes, issues like this have happened before.
Your first instinct may be to take a side and stick with it. Unfortunately, the issue isn’t clear-cut, as both parties have logical arguments. Let’s dive into each side and go from there….