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SMF 2.0 and Joomla bridge?

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hefesto:
As SMF 2.0+ is using the "new" 3-clause BSD license there's no problem at all with GPL. Take a look at these links:

http://www.simplemachines.org/about/smf/license.php
http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#OrigBSD
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Original_BSD_license#4-clause

So AFAIK there's no problem at all with Joomla and SMF 2.0 licenses.

Maybe, to avoid confussion, it would be a good idea to follow FSF's recommendation of naming this license SMF is using as "Modified BSD". Just my 2 cents.

Kindred:
hefesto,

actually- you are incorrect.  Joomla's interpretation of the GPL is actually very rigid and not necessarily the  same as what you would normally interpret.

I am not saying that it can't be done...    I am saying that it will take some time and review before we get a clear feel on whether it should be done. (and besides tha, we have to find a developer who is interested in working on bridges - right now none of our devs are)

GravuTrad:
Maybe a joomla user who use smf too can....

Sman1400:

--- Quote from: GravuTrad on July 06, 2011, 12:43:10 PM ---Maybe a joomla user who use smf too can....

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http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/communication/forum-bridges/11442

NBK*Twitch:

--- Quote from: Kindred on June 20, 2011, 12:30:09 PM ---oh...   GPL is probably one of the worst licenses out there...

It **LOOKS** like it's free, but there is actually a built in restriction that anything associated with it has to be GPL (or GPL compatible). The problem, in Joomla's case is that (as I understand it), they are using the most restrictive of GPL versions...   which means that even GPL-compatible might not be valid.

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+1 GPL is suppose to be free software,but in reality it is software how that loon Richard Stallman sees it.  You are still locked in by many rules just like propitiatory software. Which is why I am very happy SMF choose the BSD license.

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