Want to get involved in developing SMF, then why not lend a hand on our github!
Started by cferd, June 16, 2007, 12:52:28 PM
Quote from: Orstio on June 17, 2007, 08:36:48 PMJust so that people rest easy for now -- we may have a solution with a go-between file licensed under LGPL. This would essentially allow the linking of the bridge to the LGPL file, and the linking of the LGPL to Joomla.I have yet to restructure and package it, but I have tested the concept, and it functions as expected.
Quote from: Orstio on June 17, 2007, 09:46:34 AMI could, for example, release the bridge without an installer, and claim that it is nothing but a useless lump of code that I am distributing under a proprietary license. It then has no way to interface with Joomla on its own -- it would require the end user to install manually.
Quote from: davidsev on June 20, 2007, 08:29:03 PMCan you do this?I have no issues with installing by hand, I do have issues with having no bridge...
Quote from: Orstio on June 17, 2007, 06:58:04 PMI see what you mean, however, I am certain the FSF would interpret it as all in the same workflow, and therefore all needing to be GPL.
Quote from: Kindred on June 26, 2007, 02:53:11 PMalthough SMF is Free (as in, it costs no money), the license restriction that SMF requires the copyright to remain unaltered means that it is not "free software" as in GPL.The way Joomla is interpreting the GPL license, they claim that any utility that uses Joomla function calls must also fall under the broadest GPL lisence, which means that the bridge (which uses SMF's license requirements) can not do so, if it is to call joomla functions (and it basically needs to do so, in order to be a bridge)IMO, it is a stupid interpretation, and joomla is cutting off its nose to spite its face. Having read the license model they are working from, I can honestly say that it is distinctly unclear what they actually mean. Maybe if I had 20 years of legal terminology behind me, I might... but to even the above average reader, that piece of legalese is the same as vietnamese (which I don't speak).
Quote from: Kindred on June 26, 2007, 02:53:11 PMIMO, it is a stupid interpretation, and joomla is cutting off its nose to spite its face.
QuoteWhile I understand that the bridge is licensed just as SMF is, but that can be changed, while SMF can not.
QuoteIt makes no function calls to either J! or the bridge.
Quote from: Orstio on June 27, 2007, 05:47:53 PMFor those who have been around a few years, they will recall that earlier bridges were GPL. That's a mistake I won't be making again.
Quote from: davidsev on June 28, 2007, 02:34:33 PMWhat went wrong? Lots of us haven't been here that long....
Quote from: RampantAndroid on June 29, 2007, 10:23:32 AMQuote from: davidsev on June 28, 2007, 02:34:33 PMWhat went wrong? Lots of us haven\'t been here that long....I bet someone stole his code...changed 2 lines, and redistributed it without giving credit to Orstio...just a guess.
Quote from: davidsev on June 28, 2007, 02:34:33 PMWhat went wrong? Lots of us haven\'t been here that long....