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Hi. I'm Jake Caputo, Director of Design at
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WPEngine interviewed me for their Finely Tuned Consultant series. I’m not really a consultant, but whatever.

Design Crumbs Themes Are Now 100% GPL

It’s been an interesting few months. As many of you know, back in January I was told I couldn’t participate in WordCamps while I sold my themes at ThemeForest under a split-license. The post I wrote brought some attention to the matter and now that the dust has settled it looks like it was for the best. Last night (here in the US) ThemeForest pushed their 100% GPL option live. This is a huge win for The WordPress Foundation, Envato, and the community at large.

My themes are now 100% GPL.

I assume my “Matt and Collis Present: The OMGPL BBQ” invitation is in the mail.

Devesh over at WPKube asked me to do an interview, so I did. No spoilers here though, hit the link above to read it.

A few weeks ago a fellow designer, developer, and comic book nerd Erik Ford asked me to do a short interview. Make sure to check our Erik’s work while you’re at his site as it is phenomenal.


I’ll keep this short.

It’s been just over a month since the Automatically Blackballed post, and today Envato announced that they are going to have an option for authors to sell their items under a 100% GPL license. This isn’t only good for me and other ThemeForest authors, it’s good for the WordPress community as a whole.

And yes, I’ve been invited to participate in WordCamps again.

Automatically Blackballed

Last year I attended three WordCamps and spoke at two of them. This year I was on the planning team for WordCamp Chicago and was asked to speak again. I am passionate about WordPress and want to give back to the community.

On Friday, January 18, I was told that I may no longer participate in WordCamps.

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Ben Krogh did an interview with me last year for his “On Failure” series. I had a great time, and we’re still dear friends.