What's with these changes?????

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What's with these changes?????

Post by h_45h » Thu Jul 30, 2009 7:22 am

This JRD seems to be more of a joke from one day to another. A few days ago i checked the approval checklist posted at http://resources.joomla.org/approval-checklist.html. When i checked it today, BIIIG surprise:

- point 7:
7. GNU GPL Only
Beginning March 1st 2009, any Joomla! sites that distribute extensions, modules, and/or plugins either commercially or not commercially must have ALL extensions licensed under the GNU GPL to be accepted in the JRD. If you have a site that co-mingles GPL and non-GPL software licenses on your distributed extensions as they pertain to Joomla you will be denied.
- at point 8, the last two paragraphs:
# If you distribute extensions on your site you must state the license of ALL of your extensions as GNU/GPL
# If you distribute templates (such as a template club) on your site you must state that the PHP portions of your templates are licensed GNU/GPL
Anyone cares to explain these "additions"?

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Re: What's with these changes?????

Post by Jenny » Fri Jul 31, 2009 5:24 am

We just wanted to clarify that which was already there.

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Edit: if you feel it is a joke, feel free to not submit my friend. No one is forcing you to.
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Re: What's with these changes?????

Post by h_45h » Fri Jul 31, 2009 6:43 am

And here's another example of how bad things can get when you let women interfere with computers...

Is there anyone (a man for example) who can bring some arguments for those changes in the approval checklist?

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Re: What's with these changes?????

Post by jondiego » Fri Jul 31, 2009 6:52 am

I would guess it has to do with the legality issues of the internet. So that if "company A" creates a template and "company B" uses the free template and then changes some of the code, they can "legally" remove the link back to the creator.
That would be my guess! I noticed that Joomla went from 4,400+ extensions down to just over 3,000...... wow
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Re: What's with these changes?????

Post by h_45h » Fri Jul 31, 2009 7:24 am

Now there are about 3100 extensions, but all the big ones that really do something won't be listed there anymore. Of course, there are some exceptions, like VirtueMart, but too few like this one. I believe soon JED will list a few thousand garbage extensions, instead of 4000 good ones.

And what about:
# If you distribute templates (such as a template club) on your site you must state that the PHP portions of your templates are licensed GNU/GPL
...

I won't say this is the stupidest thing i've ever heard, because i don't want to discourage anyone in saying stupid things. But i just wonder... why would i give away my work? In my templates, that php code can make a difference more than some css stylesheets. I really don't see a reason to work this way. And probably there are a lot others like me. Who would work then?

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Re: What's with these changes?????

Post by Tonie » Fri Jul 31, 2009 7:31 am

h_45h wrote:And here's another example of how bad things can get when you let women interfere with computers...

Is there anyone (a man for example) who can bring some arguments for those changes in the approval checklist?
You want arguments after a being an <expletive> like this, no thank you. Just read the discussions about the GPL stance on the forum and the website. Good luck.

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