[kwlug-disc] Wordpress themes must be GPL
kb at 2bits.com
Mon Jul 26 15:56:07 EDT 2010
Not Drupal. It was built from scratch.
PHP Nuke had very bad security among other things.
Forks sprang up everywhere. There was Post-Nuke (now Zikula), Xaraya, and
Joomla was a fork of Mambo Server.
On Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 2:53 PM, Insurance Squared Inc. <
gcooke at insurancesquared.com> wrote:
> Isn't that Drupal's story? Php-nuke was wildly successful, but there were
> problems with the developer. They forked it to something else (Joomla?)
> with other developers, then that became drupal? Maybe not that exactly, but
> I know php-nuke was forked into something even more succesful.
> On 26/07/10 02:31 PM, Andrew Kohlsmith (mailing lists account) wrote:
>> On Monday, July 26, 2010 02:03:04 pm Johnny Ferguson wrote:
>>> I guess as an example:
>>> 1. Team X creates WebWidget5000, spending $4000
>>> 2. Team X creates WW5000 Support Premium
>>> 3. Team Y comes along and undercuts WW5000 Support Premium
>>> 4. Team X is very sad
>>> 5. Team Y laughs mischievously
>> That's called a fork, and is encouraged by OSS. If Team Y can push updates
>> create a better platform, the customers win. If Team Y tries and fails
>> they're total douchebags and stole code they couldn't write anyway, then
>> customers win.
>> Obviously Team X would feel that the first scenario isn't so good, and
>> a valid argument for that, but really we see this in the physical world
>> cheap knockoffs coming out of countries with lax or nonexistent protection
>> laws. It's much harder to sell knockoff physical items than software, and
>> it's support, the chances are very good that Team Y would have a pretty
>> rep and would have difficulty selling support for a codebase they really
>> all that familiar with, not to mention not being in sync with the real
>>> I suppose whether GPL or Proprietary, the same scenario could occur, but
>>> with proprietary, Team Y would have to have some kind of magical powers.
>> Or a stolen codebase. Or a rogue developer from Team X, or... ?
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