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03 Jan 2005 14:10 Pineapple

Re: Hmm...


> Is it just me or do Lore and Pineapple

> Links look like modified versions of

> phplinks

>

>

> I just wonder because my company is

> considering purchase of Lore and I

> wonder how a GPL violation would affect

> us as a business from a legal

> standpoint.

>

Dear Sir,

We already went over this in our email correspondence. Lore and Pineapple Links were written from scratch by our programmers. I am sure there are dozens of scripts that they "look" like, but that simply does not mean they are modified versions of those scripts. Software licenses and copyrights do not cover the "look and feel" of the product. Basically every major type of script will have many scripts that look exactly like it (take message boards for example, they all look the same yet all use their own code). The reason Pineapple Links looks like Lore is because it is a stripped down and modified version of Lore.

I personally have never even used phplinks. I would hope you could give us the benefit of the doubt that we are not so foolish as to copy a GPL script and try to market it professionally. Once you see the source code after purchasing and are able to compare it to phplinks, I believe you find that not only are our scripts not modified versions of phplinks but they are not even inspired by it to begin with. If you think phplinks has the same code, we'll refund your payment immediately.

28 Dec 2004 08:27 AHinMaine

Hmm...

Is it just me or do Lore and Pineapple Links (http://freshmeat.net/projects) look like modified versions of phplinks (http://freshmeat.net/projects/phplinks)

I just wonder because my company is considering purchase of Lore and I wonder how a GPL violation would affect us as a business from a legal standpoint.

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