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Simple Machines forms as an NPO

Started by Kindred, September 23, 2010, 10:47:17 PM

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Quote from: Tah Zonemaster on September 24, 2010, 01:03:39 AM
Okay, this is a stupid question: will it still be free? Because Wikipedia said that you sometimes have to pay for a NPO software.

Always free of course.

The first step to a new direction is done.

I hope it can reassure all people.
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Great news. Congrats to the new Board members, and of course everyone else who helps out with he project. :)


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Finally some great news... and congrats to K@ as...




That's excellent to hear. Congrats to all that were involved in helping with this great change to SMF. :)


Jeff Lewis

Very excellent news to hear! SMF started as a project called YaBB SE and the intention was to always offer up free software and let the community dictate it's path. It's been a long road but it's great to see that the project has finally achieved it's intended goal.  :D
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Excellent! So glad to see this finally happen.

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Congrats, and all the best. I look forward to the future  ;)
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Quote from: Kindred on September 23, 2010, 10:47:17 PM
Simple Machines Forum is developed in an open source environment and built by harnessing the creative power of several programmers around the world.  The new organizational structure returns us to our roots as a community owned project.

Quote from: EricTheRed on September 23, 2010, 11:50:49 PM
Does this mean that licensing for SMF will change from the current proprietary free license that SMF distributes under to a GNU license?

Open software but not software libre.
Not free as freedom.


and what was the point of that comment?   Our formation as an NPO has nothing, what-so-ever to do with the license.

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