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Last Visit: 04/18/13
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As it is mentioned in several other places in this site. The WebAPP script has been unfortunately exposed to copyrights violation and theft by some criminals (yes, with well documented criminal records from real life). We are still not sure what the main cause behind it as the WebAPP script is and shall stay as free open source script and assume that it may be explained by some sort of ego, psychological or perversive motives or/and disabilities.
Whatever the cause is, we in the WebAPP team intend to keep up with the work we started over 5 years ago and continued after the official resignation of The WebAPP, Web Automated Perl Portal Guru and funder Mr. Mc. Carter Brown some years ago. Carter has been both the father of the project and in some periods also acted as a mother too!
Carter has been busy with his family and his family business for several years now and is currently working on developing mods for vbulletin and asked us to cooperate with him on that too, but this will have to wait until version 1.0 is out.
To keep up with the project which started 5 years ago we need to do our best to prevent all those illegal activities mentioned above and to prevent any confusion that may be caused by this activity. Therefore and hereby we thought to discuss in the open the new license. The suggestion for the new license is here: license.
Please feel free to contribute to this discussion and please also report any known piracy here. We are mostly in concern about piracy related to Version 1.0 release and intend to take a legal action and close down each and every site violating version 1.0 license, no matter where they may have found codes or duplication of the codes protected by the new license. We apologize in advance to those sites that may be misled by those criminals, but these legal actions must be taken to put an end to this illegal activity. One classic example of such activity may be found here where a complete module was ripped and the copyrights were overwritten by spam links by one of those criminals. Or how did the criminal said... "I wrote entities.pl", I am in great doubt they can write anything except their own fake trademarks, copyrights and spam links.
Again, the main goal behind this new policy is NOT to prevent further development, but to rather stop once and for all those fake WebAPP sites from their not only illegal activity but also unstable, unsafe and irresponsible code redistributions.
GC/CS/E/H/IT/L/M/MU/PA/P/S/SS/TW/O d(+++)>+ s: a+>++>+++$ C++++$ UBAHS*++++$ P+++++(--)$ L !E? W+>++ N+++@ K+++>++++++@ w$ !O M->+ V--() PS+(-) PE(++) Y+ PGP->+ t+() 5 X? R>* tv@ b++>+++ DI+++ D? G(-) e++>+++@ h----() r+++ y++++ (Words of wisdom from Larry Wall, 1993)
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