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Re: My Top 10 TW Peeves

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If you want phpBB within a Tiki environment, then try http://www.tikipro.org. phpBB is GPL licensed which is incompatible with the TikiWiki LGPL license. So our own forums will be around for awhile, probably in need of a re-write, just like the search.

1.9 did address limiting search results to onlythings you have permission to access, but this should be properly tested before you use in a live situation where eyes shouldnt read certain things. Personally I wouldnt trust it just yet. (Oh and its mysql specific wink )

Damian
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> If you want phpBB within a Tiki environment, then try http://www.tikipro.org. phpBB is GPL licensed which is incompatible with the TikiWiki LGPL license. So our own forums will be around for awhile, probably in need of a re-write, just like the search.
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> 1.9 did address limiting search results to onlythings you have permission to access, but this should be properly tested before you use in a live situation where eyes shouldnt read certain things. Personally I wouldnt trust it just yet. (Oh and its mysql specific wink )

I'm not a licensing pro, but from my understanding, the GPL forces you to publish modified code when you integrate it, the LGPL doesn't. That's why LGPL code is more often used in commercial projects.

On the other hand, from what I understood from 1.9, one of the major features was using modules, which means: being able to enable others to adopt their code to seamlessly integrate into the mothership TikiWiki. In this case, ANY code should be acceptable as a plug-in module within TikiWiki, because the TikiWiki act's only as the core, and any other plug-in module is able to provide any code or licensing they want. It's now more about "bundling restrictions".

That said, the LGPL is a non-issue for modules and if the forum get's implemented as a module, there shouldn't be any problem.

... on the other side, as already stated, I might be completely wrong, as I'm not a lawyer or licensing pro.

Best regards,
Bernhard


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