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    Hi, I am looking for a good Free Software (i.e. Open Source) bulletin board system. I am willing to pay for it and/or for the support/packaging. Is vBulletin Free Software?

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    No... vBulletin is not Open Source software.
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    Wayne Luke
    The Rabid Badger - a vBulletin Cloud demonstration site.
    vBulletin 5 API

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Wayne Luke
      No... vBulletin is not Open Source software.
      Thanks, Wayne.

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      • #4
        Are you implying open source = free or open source = where you can view the programming code?
        ManagerJosh, Owner of 4 XenForo Licenses, 1 vBulletin Legacy License, 1 Internet Brands Suite License
        Director, WorldSims.org | Gaming Hosting Administrator, SimGames.net, Urban Online Entertainment

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        • #5
          vBulletin is NOT OPEN SOURCE.

          It can be referred to as Visual Source in that you can see the source code but it is in no way to be considered Open Source.
          Translations provided by Google.

          Wayne Luke
          The Rabid Badger - a vBulletin Cloud demonstration site.
          vBulletin 5 API

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          • #6
            why not try phpbb?

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            • #7
              Another way to describe it:
              vBulletin is licensed software which you have to pay for.
              However, as a customer, you can view and modify the code according to your needs.
              However (2nd), you are not allowed to redistribute the software/code (modified or unmodified) in any way.

              Originally posted by nectar2
              why not try phpbb?
              phpBB might always be an alternative, but vBulletin has more features atm and you get guaranteed free support as a customer.
              The question is something like why using Windows instead of Linux which is for free. You have the choice and need to see what software matches your needs best.

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              • #8
                You have the choice and need to see what software matches your needs best.
                Very True!

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                • #9
                  With the exception that vB is much more stable than any Windows system I´ve seen!
                  [HOWTO] integrate any vB site into Opera quicksearch

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                  • #10
                    ... at Tradjick.

                    I just have no words for your comment...

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                    • #11
                      I don't consider windows stable... But if you replaced that "Windows" word with "Unix based", I'd be very assured about the stableness of vB
                      Best Regards,
                      Andy Huang

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                      • #12
                        This is going off-topic, can the Mods please lock it
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