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Started by Noddegamra, August 23, 2007, 09:47:41 AM
Quote from: leylasanai on November 09, 2019, 06:12:54 PMPlease excuse my ignorance, but is it possible to use a free provider(or system, or whatever it's called) like Simple Machines Forum, for a forum that is intended to eventually generate income for myself via advertising?
Quote from: leylasanai on November 09, 2019, 06:12:54 PMOr would I need to 'rent out' a forum template (or operating system, or provider, or whatever it's called) if I have commercial interests? And if I wish to own the rights to my forum, and perhaps even sell it on one day?
Quote from: leylasanai on November 09, 2019, 06:12:54 PMI'm sorry to seem so green, but my own personal work experience is in the NHS in the UK, where if you even so much as *thought* of an invention while you were on NHS time, they immediately owned the rights to that invention. It just seems counterintuitive somehow to get something for nothing - ie the SMF template for a forum, free of charge, and yet own the rights to that forum.
Quote from: leylasanai on November 09, 2019, 06:12:54 PMAlso, with regard to advertising, is it yourselves that rents out space for ads to generate income, or could I theoretically do so myself if I opened a forum using your template (or system, or whatever)? And if it is the former, does that mean that my only option for making my forum into a business would be to charge users? Personally, I wouldn't want to charge users because I think there are so many free forums out there that no one would choose to pay to join an unknown new forum.
Quote from: leylasanai on November 09, 2019, 06:12:54 PMThank you in advance for any advice