Marcus Moeller wrote: > Dear Ned. > >>>> http://www.simplemachines.org/about/license.php > ... > >>> I don't like the license :) >>> >> I don't like it either - that's why I raised it. Is it a show stopper >> discounting SMF from further consideration or is it something we can still >> work with (the license) and keep it on the shortlist? No point doing a lot >> of ldap integration work or whatever to only find out down the line the >> license isn't tolerable. > > I agree. This license makes it nealy impossible to use/distribute it. > I don't really see any restrictions on it's use, only it's distribution. I just don't particularly like the language per se. >>>>> - Must address the specific requirements raised by the present >>>>> www.centos.org forum users ( Can you please fill this section in ? ) >>>> This is a task I can do. Where/how would you like the information? >>> Why not here in this thread first? >>> >> Here is a summary of issues raised by forum users so far: >> >> *Major* >> - Persistent logins (users currently have to re-login every 24h) >> - The remember me, keep cookie for 1 year option looks broken (relates to >> point 1 above and is presumably a xoops issue) >> - View/jump to first unread post within thread feature >> - Remember read/unread posts across multiple PCs/logins (per user, not per >> machine) >> - Ability for users to change/edit their registered email address. >> - Better management of subscribed threads >> >> *Minor* >> - Thank User button/feature >> - Quick links feature > > I think phpBB addresses nearly all of these issues. It scales well and > is GPL licensed. It also inculdes an easy update/patch management > system which is really necessary in my pov. > Can you (or anyone) point me to any good examples of phpBB forum deployments where I could register to get a feel for it's end-user features/usability? (I'm already familiar with some SMF based forums and it certainly meets end user requirements).