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  • is the hacks under GNU?

    if yes!!

    why vbulletin use some hacks without any permission?

    if no.......

    that is mean the vbulletin use open source in another way!!

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    Hacks are not released under the GPL (I assume that's what you are referring to) unless the author specifically states it. I can only think of one who has done this. You cannot release vBulletin code under the GPL anyway - you can only release your original code that is an addition to vBulletin under the GPL.

    99% of the time, the idea of a hack is used as opposed to actual code and therefore it is not subject to any license agreements.

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    • #3
      are u sure?

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      • #4
        Yes I'm absolutely positive. Why?

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        • #5
          because when some one creat hack and as i know it is free but when another one use it in commercial site that purchase vbulletin but he did not ask the hack coder to permit hem to use it!!!!!!!


          i think it should to warn any hack coder to tell us in which way they release thier hack!!

          i think vbulletin get a lot of idea and hacks without permission as we heared!!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by ArabicFox
            because when some one creat hack and as i know it is free but when another one use it in commercial site that purchase vbulletin but he did not ask the hack coder to permit hem to use it!!!!!!!


            i think it should to warn any hack coder to tell us in which way they release thier hack!!

            i think vbulletin get a lot of idea and hacks without permission as we heared!!
            although hacks remain the copyright of the author unless explicity stated as GPL if you post them in the hacking forums then people are going to use them. If you don't want commercial sites, or some other group of people to use the hacked code than you will want to say this when you release the hack. Sure, you don't have to do this legally and theoretically, even if you post a hack in the forums everyone should have to ask you to use it, it is taken as given that you are posting a hack so that it can be used.

            The mods will support any license agreement you put on your own code (but this can only be yours and not include any vb code of course) but you need to explicitly state it if you are using a license such as commercial sites have to pay.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by ArabicFox

              i think vbulletin get a lot of idea and hacks without permission as we heared!!
              - your can't copyright or patent an idea. How do you know the hacker had the idea first?

              - VB does not include hacked code into VB for this very reason. The only thing i think that a hacker ever made that was put in was the polls code (which has since been drastically altered) and this was done with permission.

              Your allegations are false and unfounded.
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              • #8
                may be and may be ============>not!!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ArabicFox
                  may be and may be ============>not!!
                  proof please, otherwise you're just trolling...
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                  • #10
                    ArabicFox, hacks are not under the GPL, and that's all there is to it. (unless stated otherwise, and I don't remember when that happened)

                    Chris, there were more hacks that got added, although a bit minor.
                    I remember a lot of tubedogg's hacks that got in, and also one by Bira (it was split & move, IIRC).
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by FireFly
                      ArabicFox, hacks are not under the GPL, and that's all there is to it. (unless stated otherwise, and I don't remember when that happened)

                      Chris, there were more hacks that got added, although a bit minor.
                      I remember a lot of tubedogg's hacks that got in, and also one by Bira (it was split & move, IIRC).


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                      • #12
                        As I said ... a troll
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                        • #13
                          This thread has outlived it's usefulness.
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