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13 October 2008, 14:48

KDE users get a forum as MyBB goes GPL

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The KDE Community has launched the KDE Forum as a place for users, developers and those interested in KDE to talk about the free Unix desktop environment. The new forum uses the MyBB bulletin board software – whose developers have, in a related announcement, changed the licensing of the MyBB software from their own proprietary licence to to GNU GPL 3.

According to MyBB group project manager Chris Boulton, the move to GPL3 was triggered by the KDE developers contacting the MyBB developers about using their software. "In this process, we needed to clear out our licensing to make it easier for the KDE community to make use of MyBB," Boulton said. "As a result of that, we have now released the MyBB forum under the terms of the GPL."

The new KDE Forum has areas for announcements, news, user discussions, platform-specific discussions and a developers' topic for users to discuss problems or ideas with the KDE developers. It also hosts an "Other Languages" topic to point users at unaffiliated KDE forums in various languages.


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