Maybe just to show some respect to the people who built/wrote the software you're using for free?What is the point of keeping powered by phpBB text in phpBB2 boards?
Reading this I don't think that you kept the copyright out of respect, but only for the support. If you really respect the people who created the software you are using you should keep the copyright no matter it is supported or not.Ultimos Homo Statans wrote:I guess I showed my respect by keeping it for two years and 4 months. That's enough, if no support, then no text.
Ultimos Homo Statans wrote:It's easy for you to say, since you're using the supported version. I would be curious if tomorrow phpBB.com didn't exist anymore, if you'ld keep your text.
I'm not running only 3.0 boards if that is what you mean. The two largest boards I help maintain are 2.0 basedUltimos Homo Statans wrote:It's easy for you to say, since you're using the supported version.
Yes, I didn't create this great peace of software so yes I'd keep it (I'm proud to show that I use phpBB). That is the reason I keep it on all my boards atm, not for the support cause I can't remember the last time I has a serious issue that I couldn't fix myself .Ultimos Homo Statans wrote:I would be curious if tomorrow phpBB.com didn't exist anymore, if you'ld keep your text.
There are various reasons for dropping support, and non of them has to do with not respecting their users (but that is a totally different discussion which we had a couple of times ).Ultimos Homo Statans wrote:And also, you are true about the respect they deserve, but also, I think the people who use it deserve respect, because if noone used it, then no point in creating it. And if no support... I don't think that would be respect.
Well in that case, we should probably just stop answering your questions now. I mean, you've told us that you plan on removing the copyright anyway, so I think it only makes sense.Ultimos Homo Statans wrote:What is the point of keeping powered by phpBB text in phpBB2 boards? The support for us will end in a few days. 80% of the phpBB forums on the internet are phpBB2. I think all this people have to take out that text because the support is over for some time, just not official... But who ask help for phpBB2, rarelly receives it.
After 1 cotomber I will take out that text.
Totally agreed here.Highway of Life wrote:Based on that logic, I could remove the copyright, since I don’t receive any support for the version of phpBB that I’m running. But I don’t remove it because it is a sign of respect and to show who actually built the software, no matter what version I am running. If phpBB ceased to exist tomorrow, I will still retain the copyright, as I’m sure most people would. Only those who really do not have any respect for the people who put their time and effort into the software would remove it.
Removing the "powered by" text is basically lying about who created the software. -- It is insinuating that you built it, which you didn’t. phpBB and the developers created the software.
Is that logical? How can "nothing" represent "something"?Highway of Life wrote: Removing the "powered by" text is basically lying about who created the software. -- It is insinuating that you built it, which you didn’t. phpBB and the developers created the software.