Who created the new design of PHPBB?

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Re: Who created the new design of PHPBB?

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You may use the distributed phpBB software for any purpose, public or private. However, you may not copy the customizations employed by phpBB.com.
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The designs used on this site (meaning phpbb.com) are not released.

The designs used on area51 http://area51.phpbb.com are what are included in the downloadable package, and are released under the GPL. You may use them in any way that is allowed under the GPL license, including a commercial product. But anything based on phpBB must also be GPL'd, so a commercial product based on software that must be released under strict rules might be a challenge. :-)

GPL software and packages derived from GPL software must be released without restrictions. Meaning you can charge for the software, but you cannot prevent your customer from then turning around and modifying the software and redistributing it, for free or for fee. The copyright of the phpBB Group must remain intact as well.
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Re: Who created the new design of PHPBB?

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Ok so SubBlue did 100% of the design then?
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The customisations are not GPL.

The round-corners and the header graphics are off-limits as they are not present in the download package.
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Re: Who created the new design of PHPBB?

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But if you browse Vladstudio, you will see the above header graphics amoung others in phpbb.com as downloadable wallpaper. :|
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Yes, but you need to obtain permission to use them.
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iWisdom wrote:Yes, but you need to obtain permission to use them.
... on an Internet website ;)
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A_Jelly_Doughnut wrote:
iWisdom wrote:Yes, but you need to obtain permission to use them.
... on an Internet website ;)
I figured that was implied, Jelly :D
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phpBB.com gained permission, it is the same for anyone else.
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