Lore is a PHP and MySQL powered knowledge base management system that allows users to easily create and maintain a FAQ, documentation system, or complete support knowledge base. It features "search engine friendly" URLs, unlimited articles, (sub)categories, file attachments, article comments, ratings, glossary, full-text search, related articles, WYSIWYG editor, and a completely customizable template/style system which is based on Smarty. Advanced features include reusable article components, the ability to publish or unpublish articles, and featured articles. A complete Web-based control panel is included, and an installation wizard allows for easy setup.
> Is it just me or do Lore and Pineapple
> Links look like modified versions of
> 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
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.