Tidus97 wrote:im planning to make and sell phpbb themes.
Any details on this anywhere? Copyright issues etc? Can i make styles based off the default phpbb themes and sell them? anything i should be aware of before selling?
Despite the drawn out rantings here, you can use prosilver or subsilver2 as your base template without having to ask permission from anyone, you are requested not to remove the phpbb.com link in the footer or the phpbb.com copyright in the files themselves, this is professional courtesy.
It is better to base your styles on prosilver, the vast majority of mods are based on prosilver and a great many people are looking for templates based on prosilver. You could use subsilver2 but it's a messy template to work worth, personally I really don't like subsilver2.
If you have seen a custom template you would like to use as a base then you must ask the designer if they will give you permission to do so, especially so as you are going to be making commercial templates.
Imagine how it would affect your commercial template site if people started saying you were a template ripper, you would make no money at all then.
I wish you every luck in your endeavours, well done to you for wanting to try