Why is it released as it is, because until its finished, i dont want anyone changing it, why you ask, because of reasons such as lack of updating, especially in your case. You are using v1.0.3 & a rewrite of it at that. This mod is on a beta 1.0.8. You have half coded it from the looks of issues with it, but with any port that happens.
I told you plainly, if you wanted to use it thats fine, i will even help you port it for your system & keep it up to date. Those were the main issues. Neither of which you agreed to.
Why is it not released as public, for reasons such as Nuke taking it, destroying it & branding it as a nuke addon. Other CMS's that i would rather not have it. I have turned down no one thus far for using anything, modding it, nor porting it. Portedmods.com did the same thing, it was resolved quickly & easily. They agreed to keep the Advanced Username Color mod up to date & i didnt mind them using it.
As for changed a few codes? From the original mod, to this mod, there MIGHT be 50-100 lines of original code. That is through over 50 files (which the original came with what, 8?) So dont think you know what i have done to this mod. As a matter of fact i believe the only files that are even CLOSE to the original, is the flash_body2.tpl which i also rewrote for bug fixes.
His version was released under the GPL, i had his permission from the get go to remod this completely & take it over. If i choose at this moment not to release it to the public to modify & destroy, so be it. It is not a final release, it is not 110% perfect & stable. When it is, we will possibly lift the license as i will then be SURE there is always a stable, 110% release of this mod.
Another reason i dont want it modified yet, i CAN NOT troubleshoot ANYONES sites that use it as a port or modded version from the original. Nor can i troubleshoot a mod that is so far out of date its rediculous. You agreed yourself you understood why i reacted the way i did, same as you agreed you would not someone to take MX, remode it, delete a bunch of code they deem as un-needed & re-release it as their project or work.
There is absolutely NO NEED to delete ANY of the features in this mod. THEY ARE ALL ADJUSTABLE IN THE ACP TO USE THEM OR NOT. You have now taken my work to make it customizable board by board & made it a standard mod for every board.
Better explain why, how & when it might be a GPL mod now?