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Started by 2babies=tired, August 29, 2011, 02:20:29 PM
Quote from: Illori on August 29, 2011, 02:23:46 PMif you use 2.0 you can modify/remove your copyright and loose support from the team. otherwise there is nothing you can do.
Quote from: Kindred on September 02, 2011, 07:48:46 AMAnd since we were on the topic of copyright for s little bit, let me clarify, please.SMF 2.0 was released under the BSD (3-Clause) license, which requires that the copyright is maintained in the Source. (i.e. the bit in the php files at the top where we indicate that the file is SMF)It does not require that the output/displayed copyright be maintained.This means that, yes, you may remove or alter the copyright statement that is displayed on the bottom of the generated forum pages as long as you are running SMF 2.0.However, as stated, the SMF team will not provide support for sites with an altered or missing copyright.Do note that the above statement is true for the 2.0 series.... under the SMF license for 1.0.x and 1.1.x, admins are NOT allowed to alter or remove the copyright. (with the exception of the version number)(for the comment on changing the "o" to an "o" from another character set... technically this is altering the copyright. With the 2.0 design, you probably won't be called on it. However, if you were running 1.0.x or 1.1.x, that change would, technically, be an issue.)As for discussions on how to remove the copyright... while 2.0 ALLOWS it, we (Simple Machines) do not ENCOURAGE it. So, there are no public discussions on how to do so... mind you, it's not actually all that hidden either.Finally, for the comments on renaming the functions or files... doing that won't actually help much at all... there are too many points of intersection for the bots to search for -- and, unless you really know what you are doing, doing that can lead to major problems with your system, especially with mods.