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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

    thanks


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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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    Quote Originally Posted by namwen View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by namwen View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamer brad View Post
    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 ^_^

    HAAH owned

    BTW Ipb 1.3 is FREE
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    Quote Originally Posted by namwen View Post
    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 ^_^

    HAAH owned
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by namwen View Post
    O really?

    im prob 20years younger then u buddy so im sure it does for me
    Then I don't think you'd be alive buddy.

    I don't even see why you made this thread if you refuse to acknowledge the facts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by namwen View Post
    HAAH owned
    Hmm... r u 12 ? If so pretty smart to be frank for a 12 year old !!

    Learn to read rules and ask questions in the right sections first !!

    And from above replies seems like you want to release, go ahead do it, like anyone cares here !! Pwned noob !!

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orien View Post
    Then I don't think you'd be alive buddy.

    I don't even see why you made this thread if you refuse to acknowledge the facts.
    Rofl i know the facts, you guys ovbliviously dont know nothing

    If i used ipb 1.3 (FREE FORUM SOFTWARE)

    And i REWROTE IT. meaning I REWROTE THE CODE.. i shouldnt even made this topic, just shows how stupid you guys are, saying this.

    If i rewrote the code it's obliviously my code i could do wat the heck i want to do with it. It has no ipb 1.3 code in there and im sure there's no law saying i cant look @ coding and learn from it and right my own right? LOL

    wow.. sad
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    Why copy someone else's code. Create your own.
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