Use Debut Theme as base to develop a new theme and sell it

Cfvilla
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Hi there everyone! Hope you are doing fine in this trying times.

Our agency is planning to develop and sell a new Theme for Shopify. One of the ideas is to take the Debut theme as base and start from there, instead of starting from scratch.

We were wondering if there is any licence issues with this approach, I've made several google searches looking for an answer and even asked in the partners Slack, without any luck.

 

Thanks in advance.

Bumpyshot
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Hey,
I have the same question, any updates ??

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Cfvilla
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I asked this in the Shopify Partners Slack channel, and it was a big NO.

You can do it, but not if you intend to sell it

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@Cfvilla wrote:

I asked this in the Shopify Partners Slack channel, and it was a big NO.

You can do it, but not if you intend to sell it


That's not what their licensing is saying here:
Copyright (c) 2021-present Shopify Inc.
Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, sell and/or create derivative works of the Software or any part thereof, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:
The rights granted above may only be exercised to develop themes that integrate or interoperate with Shopify software or services, and, if applicable, to distribute, offer for sale or otherwise make available any such themes via the Shopify Theme Store. All other uses of the Software are strictly prohibited.
The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.
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