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The Joomla Extensions Directory has been updated!

Post by Toni Marie » Mon Mar 24, 2008 2:57 pm

We have updated the Joomla! Extensions Directory today!

We have added some long awaited features like the ability to distinguish Joomla 1.5 Legacy from Joomla 1.5 Native in the compatibility field. We have also changed the license field to only cover the actual license, and "Commercial" and "Non-Commercial" will indicate whether the item has a cost or not.

The developers (owners of the extensions) need to reconfirm the compatibility setting and which license their extensions are and whether they are Commercial or Non-Commercial (free or paid) in the new field.

You will notice that in category lists, latest extension lists, etc, the icon for J 1.0 or J1.5 is now shown where the component, mod, plugin icons used to be.

We will also, as the result of this update process, be able to determine the abandoned projects and cull them from the directory.

We will be adding new, fresh Editor's Picks to highlight the extensions we think best fill needs of our Joomla users and developers, and those we personally can't live without.

We hope you'll find all of these changes useful. The process has been in the works for months and the Joomla Extension Directory editors thank everyone who worked behind the scenes to make it possible.

Discussion thread located here http://forum.joomla.org/viewtopic.php?f=262&t=277979

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JED update email

Post by Toni Marie » Mon Mar 24, 2008 2:59 pm

Extension owners were sent an email asking them to update their information in the JED. If you didn't get that email, or you're curious, here it is:
We have updated Joomla! Extensions Directory - Your assistance is needed!

After 2 1/2 years of hard work, the 1.5 stable has finally been released. During this period the 3rd party developers have been able to state in JED if their extensions are compatible with the 1.0.x and 1.5 series. As you can understand, Joomla! 1.5 has changed a great deal from its first beta to today's stable.

We need now your help to confirm the compatibility of your extension(s) and we have therefore reset the compatibility flags for the 1.5 extensions so we can ensure that the extensions run with the 1.5 stable.

We ask you to log into JED and set the compatibility settings for your extensions. The extensions can be set to be:
- 1.0.x compatible
- 1.5 legacy (run with legacy plugin) or 1.5 native

We also ask you to review and reconfirm the license of your extension(s). Since our GPL announcement per 14th June, where we declared the project´s commitment to follow the GNU/GPL license and asked our Joomla! extension developers to voluntary comply with the GPL license, we have made the following changes for the license settings:

We have changed the licence type field and one of the following licenses should be selected:
- GPLv2 or later
- LGPLv2 or later
- Other

We have also added a new field called type there you can state regardless of license, if the extension is:
- Non-Commercial
- Commercial

You can find more information about why we think most extensions should be either GPLv2 or LGPLv2 and answer to some common questions here:
http://www.joomla.org/content/view/3510/1/
http://forum.joomla.org/viewtopic.php?t=183756

We ask you to reconfirm the compatibility and the license within 30 days.
Extensions that are not updated during that period will be removed from the extensions directory and be considered not actively developed.


If you have any questions regarding the license itself then it should be directed to our legal team: license@opensourcematters.org
If you have more practical questions such how to review and make the reconfirmations, then you can email JED team and we will help you out: update@extensions.joomla.org


Best regards

The Editorial Team - Joomla! Extensions Directory
http://extensions.joomla.org


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