MyBB 2.0 dev blog post

Discussion in 'MyBB' started by PenguinPaul, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. PenguinPaul

    PenguinPaul MyBB Community Team

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    http://blog.mybb.com/2015/03/09/2-0-dev-post-1/
     
  2. Azareal

    Azareal The AtomBB Overlord

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    It would be somewhat nice, if we got more of the page, like what the posts look like alongside the header and so forth.
    Is the license for the icons compatible with the license that you're going for in MyBB 2.0, as they seem to have a fairly unusual one?

    Personally, I was expecting some innovation in MyBB 2.0, but perhaps we'll see more of that as it's developed.
     
  3. PenguinPaul

    PenguinPaul MyBB Community Team

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    More dev posts will be coming soon. Innovation and more of the UI will be included :D
    We're still debating the license for 2.0, and of course we'll have to take FA's license in mind.
     
  4. euantor

    euantor MyBB Lead Developer

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    We'll be doing these posts regularly, and each will include more information. Some posts will talk about the technical side of things, others will talk about the look and feel, others about new features, etc. The idea is to provide a steady flow of information rather than a massive dump of it.

    Regarding licensing, FontAwesome uses a license compatible with the GPL. We're still debating licensing, but previously MyBB has used the GPL and more recently the LGPL.
     
  5. Azareal

    Azareal The AtomBB Overlord

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    From what I read, there was a special version of the GPL which was compatible with it. Granted, I haven't really looked into it much.
     
  6. euantor

    euantor MyBB Lead Developer

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    I've only had quick glance, but their licensing page claims as follows:

    http://fortawesome.github.io/Font-Awesome/license/

    I'm not fully clued up on licensing (I don't claim to be a lawyer after all ;)), so we'll probably get somebody with more of an idea of what they're on about to check everything out. We obviously prefer MIT licensed libraries wherever possible though.
     
  7. Azareal

    Azareal The AtomBB Overlord

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    http://scripts.sil.org/OFL
    The font itself seems to be licensed under the SIL OFL, which has this requirement:
    The GPL turns everything that it touches into GPL licensed items, so I doubt that it's compatible with the GPL. However, there seems to be a special version of the GPL which is compatible with the SIL OFL, so they probably mean that.
     
  8. euantor

    euantor MyBB Lead Developer

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    Possibly. As I said, I struggle with licensing jargon... We'll probably look at other similar libraries with slightly more permissive licenses (MIT, BSD, etc).
     
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