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?