Modifying/redistributing

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 09/08/2010 - 12:53
Written by
erimpower

Hello Administrators and coders
we translate usebb to turkish language
can we edit copyright and name of usebb?

erimpower

Wed, 09/08/2010 - 13:07

can we give the scripts turkish with xbb we change name to xbb we deleted copyright is it true can we publish it ?

erimpower

Thu, 09/09/2010 - 16:55

can i do it or no pls say it my english is not good

UseBB is completely licensed under the GPL. The license states what you can do (and must do if you modify and redistribute).

Basically, you can modify and redistribute but only again under the terms of the GPL, stating what you have modified to the code. You cannot take UseBB's code, modify it and release it as/for a commercial or freeware (non Open Source) product.

In the links posted above a Turkish translation of the license is available: http://www.arayan.com/da/gpl_tr.html

erimpower

Thu, 09/09/2010 - 17:59

we add a portal/cms and somu futures new themes etc. can we do it pls you say

If you release this under the GPL, sure.

erimpower

Thu, 09/09/2010 - 19:01

undex the GPL we release with this see

we remove your copyright in all .php files and we remove copyright in all everywhere but we dont get money with this script we only release it we dont have any copyrights etc.

erimpower

Thu, 09/09/2010 - 19:07

sorry for my questions i dont understand some ones...

As far as I know about GPL 2, you must retain the copyright or in any case make it so that it still states the UseBB Team/Project. The GPL states:

1. You may copy and distribute verbatim copies of the Program's source code as you receive it, in any medium, provided that you conspicuously and appropriately publish on each copy an appropriate copyright notice and disclaimer of warranty; keep intact all the notices that refer to this License and to the absence of any warranty; and give any other recipients of the Program a copy of this License along with the Program.

2. You may modify your copy or copies of the Program or any portion of it, thus forming a work based on the Program, and copy and distribute such modifications or work under the terms of Section 1 above, provided that you also meet all of these conditions: ...

An appropriate copyright notice would be one that states who has the actual copyright, which in most of the code's case is this project's contributors.

2. ...

a) You must cause the modified files to carry prominent notices stating that you changed the files and the date of any change.

And you must state which changes you made and what time. This may be hard, but can as far as I know be done by making a version control system (such as SVN) and its history publicly viewable.

I agree the GPL can be difficult to understand, but you will have to in order to alter and distribute UseBB.

So to make clear, you cannot remove all copyrights, or redistribute this under a license other than or not compatible with GPL 2.

erimpower

Fri, 09/10/2010 - 08:37

ok can we create official turkish usebb web site ? not fan website we have hosting domain etc.

erimpower

Fri, 09/10/2010 - 09:26

i bought usebb.tk domain why .tk it is turkish domain ..
if you say yes i buy host and create official turkish usebb page
We dont want fan page.

erimpower

Fri, 09/10/2010 - 10:07

sorry for flood

turkish users waiting usebb turkish website :) some turkish peoples not know usebb we say it about usebb.net they dont know english more :) now i doing some html docs for usebb.tk

thanks for read

There is no problem creating related websites etc, as long as any modifications and redistributions of UseBB comply with the GPL.

The project itself does not manage or host those websites though.

erimpower

Fri, 09/10/2010 - 11:02

ok can we get to official website ? because we dont want fan page :D i finish usebb.tk design

official = somelinks in usebb.net ?

For now no links are added. We might consider this in the future.

erimpower

Fri, 09/10/2010 - 19:25

or you can forgot it we doing some scripts :) our community forums when get 100 members add link to usebb.net ok?

The website is not Open Source. Also, as said no links are added to usebb.net for now.