About CrackForest

We empower the community of small business owner or new entrepreneurs

The Digital World shouldn’t be expensive, Especially the products which are licensed under GPL.

We don’t bring premium items here to make money, we make money to bring more items here to make the world affordable for all with the biggest collection of premium & popular products.

-CrackForest.com

Background

The idea behind CrackForest.com is to help website owners or small developers who have enough knowledge and experience of WordPress or other CMS that they do not need technical support that developers provide or who are running low on budget & need to buy the plugins/themes/software/apps for their own and clients projects. In the meantime as because we are a web design & development agency so that it helps us to build our ever-growing library of premium products which help us to minimize our production cost as well as save huge time. Sometimes they needed for a client’s project can run into hundreds of dollars which is not even the budget in some developing countries. So this site aims to help knowledgeable people who don’t need support or automatic updates to save money.

Most people are familiar with the term ‘open source.’ It means a piece of software, or code, that is free to use. You’re free to use, copy, study, change, improve or redistribute the software as you like.

Almost all of our products are under GPL licence, so they can be re-distributed as we do.


 

… we feel strongly that plugins and themes are derivative work and thus inherit the GPL license.

– wordpress.org


What this means for you

It doesn’t mean that developers can’t charge you to buy the code they have developed. What it does mean is that once you have bought that code, you are free to do whatever you like with it.

… if you distribute copies of such a program, whether gratis or for a fee, you must give the recipients all the rights that you have. You must make sure that they, too, receive or can get the source code. And you must show them these terms so they know their rights.

— GPLv2 licence

So, it’s perfectly legal to download the plugins and themes from this site. Download as many as you like and use them in as many projects as you want.


 

*** The main point to note is that any software that we allow on our website must have to carry forward the original GPL licence and have to be popular already in the online World.

Please note – a short disclaimer

The main difference between us and the developer is that we do not offer any technical support for free. This is how we are able to redistribute the items at a fraction of the original price.

So, if you can think you will need ongoing technical support for a product then please consider buying from the developer. Links to each developer are provided on the product pages.

We think we make it perfectly clear that whilst the products on CrackForest are the original products – we are not the original authors. We are simply redistributing the software, as it is our right to do so, under the GPL licence. But for the avoidance of any doubt or confusion:

We are not connected, associated or endorsed by any of the companies whose products are mentioned on this site. Any mention of these companies is purely so that our customers are not misled as to the original source of the product and so they have the choice whether to buy from us or from them.

You may also want to visit our FAQ page for further information about CrackForest. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.