Attention Developers : Stolen phpbb code???

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Attention Developers : Stolen phpbb code???

Post by vispa » Sun Feb 01, 2004 4:44 pm

Hi,

Not sure if your aware, but you might want to see http://www.hotscripts.com/Detailed/30837.html

It appears that someone is distributing phpbb as there own, called Free Forum???

Just thought you might like to know.

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Post by Kail » Sun Feb 01, 2004 4:55 pm

Nothing illegal in that, phpBB is GPLd.

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Post by Mayan Obsidian » Sun Feb 01, 2004 5:04 pm

You can't even download whatever BBS they're offering, it just seems to be a place to harbor pop-ads and other useless crap.
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Post by BesigedB » Sun Feb 01, 2004 5:04 pm

I forget, wern't the graphics NOT included under licence?
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Post by Kail » Sun Feb 01, 2004 5:06 pm

The image set is not, but subSilver is GPL.

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Post by BesigedB » Sun Feb 01, 2004 5:10 pm

it seems that that guy is just using the hotscripts front as an advert for his forum anyway... i don't see anywhere to 'download' 'his' free-forum
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Post by vispa » Sun Feb 01, 2004 5:17 pm

No worries.....just thought I would bring to your attention. Not quite sure what phpbb GPL covers myself.....just seems a bit wrong in my view.

Seems that Hotscripts no longer checks what is added to it.

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Post by drathbun » Sun Feb 01, 2004 6:47 pm

Kail wrote: The image set is not, but subSilver is GPL.
phpBB Downloads Page wrote: The subSilver SDK is not released under the GPL and is not subject to that licence.

Has the license changed, and the page not updated? Or is subSilver still restricted as per the Downloads page? Just looking to confirm... or am I missing something specific?

Never mind, I think I figured it out... the template files are part of the GPL, but the images referenced by the template files are not. Is that correct?
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Post by psoTFX » Sun Feb 01, 2004 6:56 pm

Everything in the archive is covered by the GPL. The subSilver SDK/GDK is not ... it's use is restricted under an alternative licence.

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Post by Kail » Sun Feb 01, 2004 7:01 pm

By image set I meant the SDK/GDK.

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Post by Anywho82 » Sun Feb 01, 2004 9:39 pm

However, the FreeForum deleted the copyright information for phpBB. The bottom of their page now says:
© 2004 Free-Forum

If Richard Yields can "make money online", you'd think he'd at least be able to pay for hosting, rather than use a frame to hide his real domain at http://www.freecredits.thefreeserver.com/forum/ .

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Post by Kail » Sun Feb 01, 2004 10:10 pm

LOL! What a professional! :D

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Post by Acrylic » Mon Feb 02, 2004 1:06 am

when i clicked on the link...i got an error:


phpBB : Critical Error

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