Wondering if this will always be free? See why free is better.
Started by Ronny, June 13, 2011, 09:36:25 AM
Quote from: Omega X on June 18, 2011, 03:58:02 PMAs far as I know, BSD is not compatible with GPLv3. So I doubt that a Joomla bridge will still be legal.
QuoteCan I release an extension under a GPL Compatible license?[...]Extensions extend and derive from Joomla! and Joomla! is GNU GPL. Therefore extensions cannot be licensed with a less restrictive license.[...]For more than two years the Joomla! Project has clearly stated that in its view and the views of the legal experts we have consulted extensions are almost always derivative works for Joomla and must therefore be licensed using the GNU GPL.
Quote from: Norv on June 19, 2011, 04:09:37 PMActually, BSD is GPL-compatible.http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html#GPLCompatibleLicenseshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_FSF_approved_software_licenses
Quote from: Norv on June 19, 2011, 04:09:37 PMIt seems they require GPL only for extensions, that is, it sounds to me like they do NOT accept a GPL-compatible license.I will look into this more throughfully though. To my knowledge of past issues as well as other open source projects, however, it is sometimes - like in this case - the choice of the respective software project to accept or disallow extensions licenses in the strictest interpretation of GPL possible - and by that, forbid even GPL-compatible licenses.
Quote from: GravuTrad on July 06, 2011, 12:43:10 PMMaybe a joomla user who use smf too can....
Quote from: Kindred on June 20, 2011, 12:30:09 PMoh... 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.
Quote from: Sman1400 on July 06, 2011, 07:06:32 PMQuote from: GravuTrad on July 06, 2011, 12:43:10 PMMaybe a joomla user who use smf too can....http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/communication/forum-bridges/11442
Quote from: NiceCarvings on October 21, 2011, 06:06:47 PMQuote from: Sman1400 on July 06, 2011, 07:06:32 PMQuote from: GravuTrad on July 06, 2011, 12:43:10 PMMaybe a joomla user who use smf too can....http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/communication/forum-bridges/11442I do not recommend this bridge if you value seo or unique url's for your smf forum. I tried it and deleted it almost immediately because of that. It actually functions well enough and seems like its ajax based in an iframe or something, but just not for me. If I'm going to have a forum I want unique urls for each post, etc. Has anyone tried this? http://www.joomlahacks.com/component/option,com_remository/Itemid,41/func,fileinfo/id,477/
Quote from: Aravot on January 14, 2012, 03:05:08 PMThere is the following bridge too, I used it on Joomla 1.5.25 and SMF 2.0.2 site without any major issues (it has few issues but I managed few workarounds).http://code.google.com/p/sjsb/If anyone interest porting the bridge to Joomla 2.5 I will sponsor few hours of coding.