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Started by 青山 素子, July 24, 2007, 11:39:51 PM
Quote from: gsbe on July 25, 2007, 12:07:26 PMThanks for helping me understand these confusing issues. I hope that everyone who uses SMF and Joomla can wait and see what we can come up with before jumping ship to another CMS. The Joomla project has officially supported SMF for a long time. These issues should come as no surprise to long-term members of the global open-source community and they have been overcome before!
Quote from: gsbe on July 25, 2007, 12:07:26 PMThis issue of licensing is obviously coming to a head in the Joomla community but has been an issue for quite some time with all open-source projects. Here is a link to a document called "Make Your Open Source Software GPL-Compatible. Or Else." by David Wheeler in which he recounts a brief history of other projects with similar problems and the benefits of going with a GPL-compatible license for open-source projects.Thanks for helping me understand these confusing issues. I hope that everyone who uses SMF and Joomla can wait and see what we can come up with before jumping ship to another CMS. The Joomla project has officially supported SMF for a long time. These issues should come as no surprise to long-term members of the global open-source community and they have been overcome before! Finally, I'd like to point out that this is not a few rogue Joomla core team members' opinions, this is the project's official interpretation of the license. This interpretation has been made, similar to Motoko-chan's posts here, with the recommendations of many forerunners in IP law that specialize in the licensing of open-source projects. I believe that the intention of Joomla's interpretation is to HELP the community clarify what it means to be compatible with the GPL license that the community requests, not a call to arms. Please consider this before flaming because supporting the GPL is the exact freedom we've asked for as a community.
QuoteWe currently have alpha and beta versions of bridges for e107, XOOPS and Mambo. I am setting up a test installation of each of those for people to compare and consider a shift to a different CMS if they so desire.
Quote from: Motoko-chan on July 25, 2007, 01:09:06 PMI do have an idea for "integration" that might work around the license, but it wouldn't be all that nice and is kinda clunky. Basically, don't integrate SMF as a component via the bridge, and keep separate installs of Joomla! and SMF. With a third package (that is self-contained), watch for db modifications (new account, etc) and then do the same changes for the opposite package. With a small SMF mod, you might be able to get SMF to respect Joomla!'s login cookie and session info (assuming that won't trip the license issue) to allow a one-login solution. As I said, it is clunky, but I personally don't see that running into licensing issues as it doesn't touch any GPL code.
Quote from: Aäron on July 25, 2007, 04:14:25 PMIronicly the Joomla forums [nofollow] are still powered by SMF.
Quote from: shadow82x on July 25, 2007, 04:21:39 PMWhy are there forums powered by SMF when they have fireboard. Probably becuase fire board is so bad
Quote from: Kindred on July 25, 2007, 02:14:20 PMYou can't really do a bridge client-side.