[TYPO3-english] Fork of Typo3 ?

Dan Osipov dosipov at phillyburbs.com
Fri Feb 20 18:33:41 CET 2009

Removing all mentions of TYPO3 from the code and design doesn't make it 
a brand new CMS. It's clearly obvious that the bulk of the code is still 
from TYPO3 core, and as such it violates GPL.

Design is not the problem - but its something that gives it away.

Dan Osipov
Calkins Media

Konstantin wrote:
> Yes, as i supposed main problem - design. Okey, it'll be changed, think 
> color gamut to change, css.. etc
> About rendering process. I use MVC, not any Typo3 feature. So besides 
> constant there are no any remarks of code. Ok.
> "Xavier Perseguers" <typo3 at perseguers.ch> сообщил/сообщила в новостях 
> следующее: 
> news:mailman.1.1235149466.25108.typo3-english at lists.netfielders.de...
>> Hi,
>>> Konstantin wrote:
>>>> sorry, not agree
>>>> please, look in code and you'll see that Telenok - very origunal CMS
>>>> without using any core idea of Typo3 and code.
>>> Yeeeeeees, just search for the "TYPO3" in the code and you will see.
>>> You are a liar.
>> I did not look your code very deeply but you cannot say that you did 
>> not use any core idea of TYPO3 and code. Others showed that you made 
>> copy paste of the design, of CSS, ... and lot's of your code is using 
>> concepts of TYPO3, the name of the constants, the tests to determine 
>> rendering mode (BE or FE), ...
>> It's OK to try to code your own CMS but do it from scratch. And stick 
>> to the license model specified by the code you use. It's not a 
>> challenge to steal other's work and simply remove what you don't need, 
>> rename a few variables and then claim that you did it yourself.
>> I had a teacher years ago that pretended to have developped a treeview 
>> in JS (that was the "beginning" of those stuff). A few months later I 
>> saw this code in a magazine, and I can assure you that the article was 
>> not from him!
>> It was fun to code your CMS? Great! Now if you wish to use it without 
>> having to fear to be prosecuted, you have to choose either to use 
>> TYPO3 or to remove any reference to TYPO3, do not use its design, make 
>> your own way in the rendering process or to change your license model 
>> as shareware is not compatible with GPLv2.
>> BTW I cannot understand how you may hope selling your CMS to any 
>> company, but that's another story...
>> -- 
>> Xavier Perseguers
>> http://xavier.perseguers.ch/en
>> One contribution a day keeps the fork away 

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