Re: Who Owns BuddyDev ?
Glenn… there is nothing new in charging for premium themes, it’s not a BuddyPress phenomenon… there are hundreds of people selling premium themes for WordPress (e.g. WooThemes, ThemeForest, …), and even more sites that are completely bespoke developments costing many thousands of pounds.
If you don’t like what people are providing you for free, you don’t have to use their work. If you don’t like the price of their paid for work, don’t buy them. You can take the bp-default theme for free and extend it as you want.
As I explained in one of your other threads about availability of themes, BuddyPress is extremely difficult to create distinctive generic themes for – it’s no wonder that some people charge a few pounds for their themes.