SMF 2.1.3 has been released! Take it for a spin! Read more.
Started by emanuele, December 16, 2012, 05:05:30 PM
Quote from: Kindred on December 19, 2012, 09:15:39 AMactually, no... you can't.remember, the copyright to SMF is held by Simple Machines. Therefore, the (c) 2011 is a legal statement by Simple Machines that has nothing to do with your individual forum and is not yours to change.
Quote from: Road Rash on December 20, 2012, 11:19:36 AMUnless you change it SMF's copyright is only valid until Dec 31, 2011 as stated in SMF's legal statement as you are not declaring copyright for 2012. This needs to be declared and changed yearly (January 1, (year) or prior to year end, to make it legally valid. Copyright declaration must remain current or it is nul and void.
Quote(a) General Provisions. — Whenever a work protected under this title is published in the United States or elsewhere by authority of the copyright owner, a notice of copyright as provided by this section may be placed on publicly distributed copies from which the work can be visually perceived, either directly or with the aid of a machine or device.(b) Form of Notice. — If a notice appears on the copies, it shall consist of the following three elements:(1) the symbol © (the letter C in a circle), or the word "Copyright", or the abbreviation "Copr."; and(2) the year of first publication of the work; in the case of compilations or derivative works incorporating previously published material, the year date of first publication of the compilation or derivative work is sufficient. The year date may be omitted where a pictorial, graphic, or sculptural work, with accompanying text matter, if any, is reproduced in or on greeting cards, postcards, stationery, jewelry, dolls, toys, or any useful articles; and(3) the name of the owner of copyright in the work, or an abbreviation by which the name can be recognized, or a generally known alternative designation of the owner.
Quote from: Road Rash on December 20, 2012, 01:25:39 PMWhat ever, legally any change to the original work is a NEW compilation of the previosly published work.
Quote from: emanuele on December 16, 2012, 05:27:05 PMQuote from: DeVIL-I386 on December 16, 2012, 05:24:15 PMWhere should this option be hidden? Is it Administration Center » Maintenance » Forum Maintenance » Routine » Check all files against current versions?Almost but not exactly: admin > maintenance > scheduled tasks > scheduled tasksThen under the column "run now" select the box corresponding to "Fetch Simple Machines Files", and click the button "run now".
Quote from: DeVIL-I386 on December 16, 2012, 05:24:15 PMWhere should this option be hidden? Is it Administration Center » Maintenance » Forum Maintenance » Routine » Check all files against current versions?
Quote from: Dave Pitman on December 20, 2012, 03:46:45 PMFist, some feedback:I have a clean install of SMF 2.0.2, no mods. When I went to Admin > Package Manager, the update was listed, but when I clicked on the "install now", I received a 404 error from my domain.I was able to install the update manually.Secondly, A Question:I had modified the nav menu in the file "Sources > Sub.php" This file was overwritten in the update. Can I simply overwrite this file with the previous version (that I had modified) without compromising security? I did try to just edit the new file, but was having difficultly. Dropping in the previous file works fine, just want to make sure this is not leaving some security hole open.Thank You.
Quote from: Kindred on December 20, 2012, 04:08:54 PMDave, I don't know why it would have given you an error message like that...As for subs.php... Why would it have overwritten the file? The updates were to individual files, not to replace the whole thing.... unless you downloaded the update and overwrite the file on your own, manually...However, no... you should not use the old version.
Quote from: merry mashby on December 20, 2012, 04:42:29 PMI'm not sure how your update affected that file, but you do mention you did it manually.
Quote from: merry mashby on December 20, 2012, 04:42:29 PMHowever, really, this is an announcement topic not meant for support. Maybe this topic should really be read-only, eh?