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Re: PHPNuke license



On Fri, Feb 28, 2003 at 03:18:12PM -0500, Simon Law wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 28, 2003 at 11:19:34AM -0600, John Goerzen wrote:
> > On Fri, Feb 28, 2003 at 11:44:56AM -0500, Simon Law wrote:
> > > 	Could the maintainer of PHP-Nuke please have a little chat with
> > > the author?

> > I think that the author is unlikely to relent on this, given
> > http://www.phpnuke.org/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=5536

> 	Well, the full context of that sentence is below.

> > > 	This, of course, means that people who run PHP-Nuke must have
> > > their webpages licensed as a whole under the GNU GPL.  It also implies
> > > that they need to reproduce the copyright notices in the output, perhaps
> > > as HTML comments up at the top.  This all seems rather silly though,
> > > since the author has obviously not understood the license he has
> > > applied.

> > > 	Could the maintainer of PHP-Nuke please have a little chat with
> > > the author?

> 	What I really mean here is for the maintainer to ask the
> PHP-Nuke author to actually relicense their software such that their
> intentions are expressed in the license.  Since it is fairly obvious
> that he is not using the GNU GPL correctly, he probably wants to use
> something else.

> 	Of course, if he has accepted patches from people licensed under
> the GNU GPL, then he's in a deeper uh... legal quagmire.

This would require the PHP-Nuke author to accept patches.  Let us say
that the author in question is somewhat... notorious.

See Google for accounts of the 'postnuke' fork (also available in
Debian).

-- 
Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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