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Ipb 1.3?

Discussion in 'cPanel Developers' started by mrstarware, Oct 17, 2006.

  1. mrstarware

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    Is there a cpanel add-on for IPB 1.3?
     
  2. NightStorm

    NightStorm Well-Known Member

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    Not a legal one, no.
    Thats why it was removed from cPanel addon manager and Fantastico when IPB came out with their commercial 2.x series, and dropped all support for the 1.x series.
     
  3. mrstarware

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    When they came out with their commercial 2.0x
    Doesn't that mean their old 1.3 isn't commercial and can still be used?
     
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    IPB v1.3 is freeware and does not require a commercial license and it
    can be legally used in Cpanel as well with no problem whatsoever
    so the information posted by another user in this thread is wrong!

    However ...

    IPB v1.3 is incredibly old, no longer supported, and hard to find and that
    may the real reason for Cpanel dropping support for it.

    For those who want to know, here is the IPB usage history by version:

    v1.x - Any of the 1.x versions are freeware and open for public use without a license

    v2.0.0 to v2.0.3 - Free for public use without a commercial license provided that you
    do not make any attempt to remove the copyright messages or any of the links
    to Invision Power from the footers or anywhere else in the software

    v2.0.4 and above - IPB is available only with a paid commercial license and it is illegal to
    use any version equal to or above v2.0.4 without paying for a license.


    NOTE: The commercial license agreement for IPB was revised in 2.1.1 so that licenses
    be allocated to a specific web address and the software can only be legally used
    on the domain for which it was licensed. This means that even if someone actually
    paid for a license, it would be illegal for them to use it on multiple sites or otherwise
    a site that is not the one the license was intended for.
     
  5. mrstarware

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    Cool, you know where I can get some sort of add-on for it?
    Since so far it seems like my best option is download the dutch version and get an english lanuage pack..
     
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    See, I commend you for stepping forward and telling people I am wrong... but the problem here is, I took the time to verify my facts before responding, whereas you jumped right in blind.
    A simple email to Invision Sales will correct you of your misguidance.
    Now... what were you saying about it being allowed? You can confirm this at any time by contacting the legal license holders for Invision Board at the posted address if you wish to further follow it up.
     
  7. mrstarware

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    I'm still looking into it, but I think I found a loophole.
    I did some searching and there's a freeware version of invisionboard 1.3 still in existence.
    The catch is, is it's in dutch. So I'm seeing if I can switch it to english.
    And before you say "That's illegal" The site looks like a site MADE by IPB.
    it's one of the directories at invisionpower.nl
     
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    IPB 1.3x is terribly insecure and is not worth the time it takes to install it.

    Simply use a new piece of forum software. There are many out there to choose from that are being actively developed and are free: phpBB, SMF (Simple Machines Forum), MyBB, etc.
     
  9. mrstarware

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    Personally I like phpbbfm, but some people act like they can't live without invisionboard(mostly those at invisionfree), so I figure if they want it, here it is.
     

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