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Must Joomla Extensions all be GNU/GPL? Have your say.

  • Re: Must Joomla Extensions all be GNU/GPL? Have your say.

    Posted 17 years 1 month ago
    • When:

      It's end of financial year here, and Andy and I need to work on the physical distribution infrastructure, but I'm hoping in around a month. I'd like to have a limited-seats beta site available before then for some enthusiastic testers.

      How much:

      About the same as the competition for the base unit, but no domain locking (hey, it's GPL what's the point, hehe). Probably get "standard" support for that (whatever that entails) and we might have some higher level support packages. You'll get access to premium content, some videotorials hopefully.

      How different:

      True magazine structure.
      Purpose built for the publishing industry.
      Multiple publications supported, issues, articles and sub-articles (used for side-bars).
      Supports regular sections within each publication (like, Workshop, Reviews, etc)
      Supports multi-level categories
      Supports multi-mapped categories (put an article in one or more)
      Supports author categories (so you can create author columns that even span publications)
      Supports varies nomenclature for describing an issue (Volume, and/or Number, etc)
      *Should* have "true" ACL support (see how I go for time) via RokACL (define your own groups, etc).
      A few batch tools like global search and replace, things to move articles around, etc.
      Supports author profiles.
      Lots of different types of views to add.

      Will come with a gazillion modules and std Joomla! search plugin.

      Built for 1.5 so you get all the advantages of template layout overrides. If there is enough interest I'll continue the 1.0 port but it's no where near as powerful and it's a bit harder to use.

      Ease of Use:

      I think it's easy to use but I'm sure user suggestions will make it easier. Obviously the more complicated you want you site, the more detail there is that goes into setup.

      That give you an idea?

      This site is running a very old 1.0 version to give you an idea:
      www.bsminfo.com
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  • Re: Must Joomla Extensions all be GNU/GPL? Have your say.

    Posted 17 years 1 month ago
    • THANKS, I didn't expect a detail answer, surprised me. How about multilingual support?
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  • Re: Must Joomla Extensions all be GNU/GPL? Have your say.

    Posted 17 years 1 month ago
    • ML - no, I still haven't quite worked out how to nail that properly in an elegant way. It goes hand in hand with version control. Won't be in the first cut but something I do want to address.
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  • Re: Must Joomla Extensions all be GNU/GPL? Have your say.

    Posted 17 years 1 month ago
    • <off topic>love the new pic Peter</off topic.>
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    Re: Must Joomla Extensions all be GNU/GPL? Have your say.

    Posted 17 years 1 month ago
    • bringing it back on topic for a moment

      the rider. why remove it?
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    Re: Must Joomla Extensions all be GNU/GPL? Have your say.

    Posted 17 years 4 weeks ago
    • robs at joomla.org blog wrote:
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      Well this happened to me...I did get rid of the truck but I traded it for a 4wd sports sedan. :)

      Bit off-topic:Andrew Eddie wrote:
      I'd like to have a limited-seats beta site available before then for some enthusiastic testers.
      I like to sign up for beta testing this Andrew.
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  • Re: Must Joomla Extensions all be GNU/GPL? Have your say.

    Posted 17 years 4 weeks ago
    • I'll crank up another thread about it closer to the time. Best not get off-topic again :)
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  • Re: Must Joomla Extensions all be GNU/GPL? Have your say.

    Posted 17 years 4 weeks ago
    • Must Joomla Extensions all be GNU/GPL? Have your say.

      NO, leave it up to the developers, I am only against encryption.

      I don't know much about license stuff but can't Joomla! come up with their own license, which is friendly to developers?
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    Re: Must Joomla Extensions all be GNU/GPL? Have your say.

    Posted 17 years 4 weeks ago
    • Peter Osipof wrote:
      I don't know much about license stuff but can't Joomla! come up with their own license, which is friendly to developers?

      Yes they can... they can change the license by:
      1.) tracking down every person who ever contributed code to joomla, as well as everyone who contributed to mambo before the fork.
      2.) getting all these people to agree to a change of license.

      can you imagine that happening?
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