Can I use just the emoticons?

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Can I use just the emoticons?

Post by rbrome » Sat Oct 04, 2003 4:58 am

I would like to use just one very small part of phpBB for my site, and want to know if this is okay.

I have developed my own forum system. Not because I don't like phpBB - it's just that a large part of why I run my site is because I enjoy web development. So I created my own system basically for the fun and challenge of it.

I want to add emoticons to my system. I think emoticons add an important dimension to online discussion. They help people express and interpret ideas as intended - preventing light-hearted messages from being taken too seriously, etc.

Since the phpBB emoticons are already familiar to many people, I would like to use them for my forums as well. That way people would not have to learn a whole new set of emoticons (which would lessen the primary goal of trying to make discussions easier to interpret correctly).

So my question is: Can I use the standard set of phpBB emoticons - including the text symbols, GIF images, and names - on my web site, without using any other part of phpBB? ...or does the license prohibit this?

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Post by A_Jelly_Doughnut » Sat Oct 04, 2003 3:16 pm

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Re: Can I use just the emoticons?

Post by Young~Money » Sun Oct 05, 2003 12:09 am

rbrome wrote: So my question is: Can I use the standard set of phpBB emoticons - including the text symbols, GIF images, and names - on my web site, without using any other part of phpBB? ...or does the license prohibit this?


I would say since you think so highly of the phpBB Group, you should put some recognition of them somewhere, then all should be well.

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Post by doggroups » Mon Oct 06, 2003 3:23 pm

I agree with Young~Money that you probably should add some recognition to phpBB. I would think you would be able to use the emoticons for your forum under the license

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Post by goa103 » Mon Mar 28, 2005 5:49 pm

Reading the emoticons topic the answer is yes, as long as your project is licensed under the GPL.

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