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Who created the new design of PHPBB?

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Greetings!

Who is the web designer that created the new forum layout AND the actual phpbb.com site?
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the developers? ;)
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Look at the forum footer for info. :)
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From /styles/prosilver/theme/stylesheet.css:

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/*  phpBB 3.0 Style Sheet
    --------------------------------------------------------------
	Style name:		proSilver
	Based on style:	proSilver (this is the default phpBB 3 style)
	Original author:	subBlue ( http://www.subBlue.com/ )
	Modified by:		
	
	Copyright 2006 phpBB Group ( http://www.phpbb.com/ )
    --------------------------------------------------------------
*/
I like that proSilver is based on itself too. :P That's talent!
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Re: Who created the new design of PHPBB?

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Hi,

Are we allowed to use the skin, because it says "Copyright 2006 phpBB Group " ???
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No. Doing so will likely net you a nice cease and desist letter.
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Use it for what? As part of the download package, I'm pretty sure it's licensed under the GPL, so you should be able to use it in accordance with the terms of GPL. See the /docs/COPYING file for more info.

http://www.phpbb.com/community/docs/COPYING

Yes, it is "copyright the phpBB group," which means they are the ones who have the authority to license it under the GPL in the first place. :)
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Ditto. AFAIK.
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I think they're talking about the design of this site... if not, then ignore what I said.
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I thought the topic starter was looking for information on both the downloadable forum & this site. Let me try to clear it up:

The phpBB.com website, including images, style, content, and things such as the bug tracker, are "all rights reserved" owned by the phpBB Group.

However, those elements of the website which appear in the downloadable package -- such as the message board, emoticons, forum images, and so on -- are released under the GPL as part of that download package.

If I'm wrong, I hope someone from the Team corrects me before anyone steals phpBB's material. :P
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oh ok, so the forum that we are on now (and the style of it) is the same one that I get when I download it and it is GPL?
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GreenEggs wrote:oh ok, so the forum that we are on now (and the style of it) is the same one that I get when I download it and it is GPL?
No, the board you are on right now is using a slightly customized version of proSilver. Those customizations, presumably, are not GPL.* However, the style released with phpBB3 is very similar and is GPL.





* However, and correct me if I'm wrong, but because this board is running the phpBB software, it and its style are derivatives of phpBB3 and thus must be GPL also? I don't know!
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Re: Who created the new design of PHPBB?

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Since the phpBB.com customizations are not released to the public, the GPL isn't involved.
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Re: Who created the new design of PHPBB?

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I have to read up on this GNU licence.

I mean, are we allowed to use the phpbb design in a commercial project?
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