First of all, I'm impressed with the bulleting board software you created. If I found this 2 years ago I'd have always considered it as the first choice.
One of the advantages is visual compatibility with phpBB. (I guess JForum is a complete rewrite of phpBB in java.) So, migration should be easy for the forum members. Java is also inherently easy to make secure.
However, if one installs JForum, is it fully free? The subsilver theme for phpBB (which JForum seems to be based on) is copyrighted and licensed only for use with phpBB. How does JForum avoids this issue? Is it fully GPL'd or does it contain sonme copyrighted material?
Many thanks! [originally posted on jforum.net by DoneEasily]
Sorry for a double post. I was confused by page loading times.
Please also see a quote from phpbb.com
The subSilver SDK is not released under the GPL and is not subject to that licence.
You are permitted to use the files contained within this package for personal use only. You may not use the files in any commercial package in part or in full without the express permission of phpBB Group. You may not re-distribute this package in any way, shape or form without prior agreement from phpBB Group (this includes linking directly to the package on this site). If the files in this package are used to produce images for any non-phpBB Group product the images or packaged image set should carry a name which indicates its origins as being phpBB or otherwise clearly state that phpBB originated the graphics. This package and its contents are Copyright � 2001 phpBB Group, All Rights Reserv
JForum is BSD, which is not compatible with GPL - or should I say, GPL is not compatible with any other license? ;) -, so theorically I should have put JForum under GPL too. Of course, this is not going to happen.
The HTML source as the following statement:
I received some emails from the PHPBB team regarding license issues, so that's why I put the credits there - I should have had put it since ever.
Rafael [originally posted on jforum.net by Rafael Steil]
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