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quick question


i been using ipb 1.3 for quite some time now on my site, (24-7GT.com)

it's been pretty much recoded... i re did pretty much everything on it..

so it's basically liek i used it just to teach myself php, bcz i did..

is there anway i can now use it for my own forum system? and sell for $ ( i think that's illegal) but could i make my own forum software and just let people download it publicly?

lol

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No, derivative works do not allow you to bypass copyright. The original code still belongs to the authors who wrote it. So even if you wrote say 80%, that 20% would still belong to the respective owners and you would need permission to sell it.

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what if i dont sell it?
and just let it publicly download.

and im almost done re writing it i got like 2 more skin_xx.php files to go.. lol

so it's pretty much mine, i just used it to help me.

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what if i dont sell it?
and just let it publicly download.

and im almost done re writing it i got like 2 more skin_xx.php files to go.. lol

so it's pretty much mine, i just used it to help me.
Reengineering it doesn't make it your own. That is the equivalent of taking a classmates paper, changing the words around then turning it in as your own work.

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rofl like i said u guys dont understand

I REWROTE IT
google that and reply back again.

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Are you going to sell only the template right?

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it's been pretty much recoded... i re did pretty much everything on it..
I think everyone is understanding it quite well; you recoded it, but not for 100% which means you do not own 100% of the code, which simply means you can not sell or put it up for public download without consent of the original author(s).

What you CAN do; is sell your product as a Add-on to the original code; which means the user need to purchase the original software and then use your add-on software.

In any case you are here at the wrong place to ask; you should contact the original authors.

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You can use it without penalty.






Not really, but you'll just keep asking until someone gives you the answer you want to hear, right?

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You cannot sell or give away somebody else's copyrighted material without prior written consent from the copyright owner.

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I believe that IPB 1.3 was the free version of IPB back in the days so just letting people download it should be fine.

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I agree with Rageki...that was one of the earlier versions that they gave away for free HOWEVER...I wouldnt go distributing it as even ythough u re-coded it the script has alot of security holes.

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if software is distributed for free by the author this does NOT mean you can just change and distribute the software, it depends on the license.

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but you'll just keep asking until someone gives you the answer you want to hear, right?
Yup, off to new a forum to ask the question!

LOOOOOOOOoL

Then when i get caught IF IF.. I just point to the thread that said it was ok in court so i wont get in trouble ^_^

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BTW Ipb 1.3 is FREE

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Yup, off to new a forum to ask the question!

LOOOOOOOOoL

Then when i get caught IF IF.. I just point to the thread that said it was ok in court so i wont get in trouble ^_^

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Pretty sure the legal system doesn't work like this.

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O really?

im prob 20years younger then u buddy so im sure it does for me

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