I’ve been informed by Envato Legal Team (via Customer Support) that any Ghost 3.x.x installation using the default Members and Subscriptions features will require a ThemeForest Extended License, not the Regular License and pricing shown on the ghost.org/marketplace/.
This can be misleading to Ghost Community members who don’t know better or read the fine print. I think it’s misleading to show this on ghost.org/marketplace/ when Ghost 3.0 Members and Subscription features are touted as the main selling point.
Extended License can run into the thousands, vs the ~$49 Regular License.
From Envato Customer Support, Dec 19, 2019:
“I have received feedback from our Legal team that if the paywall functionality is not used, then the website wouldn’t be considered a paid website and you would only need standard license.”
So if you turn off Members and Subscriptions in Ghost 3.x.x, then you can use the Regular License. If you use Ghost 3.x.x for its Members and Subscriptions, you are subjected to the $1,000+ Extended License.
I think this should be more clear upfront from the Ghost Team.