Full copyright means all the years included right?stevemaury wrote:Therefore, by default the years must be included to get support unless and until phpbb.com determines that the reason for not doing so is valid.
Not by me they won't, having been warned once for politely asking someone to fix this (which they happily did btw) I shan't go near anything like it again.karlsemple wrote:Styles are 3rd party and nothing to do with phpBB.com, it is the responsibility of the style authors to make sure their styles do not isolate the style users from gaining support here and failing that the Admin who install styles without copyright can post in the support forum asking how to re-add it. It is the one instance of support which will be given minus a copyright.
This is also another example of why you should only install validated styles or mods. Styles without the copyright in tact would be denied by the styles team and not accepted into the styles database. So technically unless you are installing un-validated styles you will not end up installing a style minus its copyright.
I will take this up within the team rooms, and let you know.BetaDevil wrote:So why are almost all the styles in the styles database here on phpBB.com with only 2007? So it means that they won't get support for something the Styles Team accepted.
Please disregard any previous statements of this not being the case. We ask that you retain the full copyright, however the quoted section above is what's required for support.
I had hoped that my post was clearsimvader wrote:But a full copyright is not needed for support?
If you have that line, then support will not be revoked.
Exactly. I like the way you said that. It seems to me that people are trying to find ways to push the envelope. Just leave things alone and you won't have to worry about it.Pond Life wrote:It amazes me that so many people seem to spend so much time trying to find ways to worm their way out of leaving one small and insignificant line at the bottom of the page.
It's simple, phpBB is excellent software and it's free. If you want to be able to get support, leave the copyright exactly as it is. Don't waste time trying to find excuses for removing it, there aren't any. If you're such an expert that you will never need help then remove it or change it if you want to but I still don't see why anyone would think it's so vital that they do that.
There are more important things in life.
Technically, yes, that is correct. The line in the footer gives credit to the software being used.Techie-Micheal wrote:The powered by is not a copyright statement, though. The copyright statement is the © 2002, 2004, ...
Thank you very much for *finally* clearing that up.Marshalrusty wrote:The following is the minimum copyright required to receive support:If you have that line, then support will not be revoked.
Right. I just thought it odd, not trying to be a trouble-maker.Marshalrusty wrote:Technically, yes, that is correct. The line in the footer gives credit to the software being used.Techie-Micheal wrote:The powered by is not a copyright statement, though. The copyright statement is the © 2002, 2004, ...
Code copyrights, as you know, are in the files themselves and must stay intact for the code to be legally redistributed.