Re: How to bridge SMF and Joomla 1.5
Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 1:18 am
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motokochan wrote: I see no file on our server linked on that topic, however I do see a link to someone's private site that they posted. If there are attachments or other files on our server, please indicate the exact post and I'll investigate. If merely linking to another site that contains a file counts as distribution, please come out and say that directly.
I don't believe they said you were quoting the team, but rather speaking as if you were an official, and thereby causing your words to be taken as something official. Given the times the J! team told you in other topics to not act like you are speaking for them, one would hope you'd learn to make sure it was clear the words were your own.AmyStephen wrote: I have never quoted anyone on the team and I have not spoken for the team or with the team.
Perfect thing to say. Please consider including it in future places where your words might be considered official statements by individuals that aren't knowledgeable on who is part of the team. Not everyone knows who is who, and confusing the users would be a bad thing.AmyStephen wrote: I do not represent any viewpoint other than my own, but, I reserve the right to speak my mind.
My last word on this: I think WordPress could be considered a more direct distributor than anylink offsite on the SMF site.AmyStephen wrote: Motoko-chan - I remained silent only because Jean-Marie asked we stay on topic and I showed him proper respect by doing so. This thread is not about WordPress's license. Re-read my post, check the links I provided and consider what I have already said on the matter.
Excellent response. Of course, this is just my perspective , but I do appreciate this factual and clear depiction of choices now available.motokochan wrote: here are the basic choices right now:
Right now, the least painful solutions are the first and second. Until some major security fixes come along (and I don't think changing the password hashing mechanism in the middle of a branch is a good idea - as it does break all bridges for no fix of an existing weakness), holding steady will work fine. If you want to, move to the JH bridge for now. At the least, you can get a bit of time to investigate what you want to do.
- Keep the current version of the "official" bridge and Joomla! you have, while manually patching for any security issues that come up. (Difficult, not a likely long-term solution)
- Use the JH bridge and hope it doesn't get pulled if the developers can't find a way to make it legal or it drops in functionality to satisfy the license issues. (Not all that difficult, works for now)
- Drop the bridging in total. (Depends on how your site works, some can get by better without it than others)
- Move to a different forum system that will pass the legality issue. (A pain, but doable)
- Move to a different CMS. (A pain if you have a lot of content and custom stuff)
Most certainly you picked both Joomla! and SMF after careful examination of choices. You should do the same at this point. The worst thing to do in a case like this is to panic and act on emotions. Any of the bottom three choices are likely to be painful, don't jump at them until you are certain that is the proper path for you.