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McNaz
Re: Official Notice for removal of xAsset from the Module Repository
  • 2008/7/7 20:20

  • McNaz

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Mamba,

Thank you for your response.

I am aware of the GPL and the terms of the GPL. Please note my request carefully:

1. xStreamer was never licensed to XOOPS under the GPL. If you examine the source files in the xStreamer archive there is no mention of the GPL whatsoever. The xoops_version.php file specifies:

$modversion['license'] = "Copyright Panther Software Publishing Limited 2001-2006.";


2. xStreamer contains third party components that I have commercially licensed (i.e. bought). This is namely the SWF Video Player and the encoder video.php file. Both these are NOT released under the GPL. These component's individual licenses are not compatible with the GPL and do not automatically become GPLed by simply being in the same zip file.

3. Uploading a module to XOOPS does not automagically make it GPL code.

4. By having both the xStreamer and xAsset modules on XOOPS is generating un-necessary interest (ie requests for support and so on). I do not wish to be associated with either of these modules nor with Xoops. By having both modules linked to my site, through both your site and through the source code is the cause of this.

5. xAsset has been released as GPL. You are correct in that XOOPS is entitled to distribute this module as it wishes. I do, however, request that XOOPS does not. This is a very old version of the module. If you intend to fork it, then please do. I, however, doubt that that is the intention here.

Let me put it this way. I have been a big supporter of XOOPS for over three years. I no longer wish to be associated with it nor do I wish you to list software that is very outdated that is linked back to me.

Combined, these modules constitute over 12 months of work. Going against my request is tantamount to a slap in the face to a long time supported and contributor to Xoops.

Sadly, this is the reason why I am no longer part of Xoops.

Please comply with my request by removing both modules or by removing the third party components from the xStreamer component (as outlined above).

I had previously requested that these modules be removed from your repository and the previous moderators were kind enough to comply. I do not understand why they have re-appeared or why this is an issue now.

Regards.



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McNaz
Re: Official Notice for removal of xAsset from the Module Repository
  • 2008/7/6 11:03

  • McNaz

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I have noticed that both xStreamer and xAsset have now re-appeared on Xoops' module repository.

As previously stated, I am the developer and copyright holder of these two module. These are very old modules and the inclusion of these modules on Xoops' download repository is generating unwelcome support issues for both my self and my company. Also, both modules include commercially licensed third party components which I had licensed and made available to XOOPS users when I was a member.

As I am no longer a member of Xoops, nor wish to be associated with Xoops, I am no longer licensing the distributions of these modules by Xoops.

Please note that I am not able to remove these modules myself from Xoop's module repository nor the SourceForge repository and hence this request.

To XOOPS admins; kindly remove both xAsset and xStreamer from Xoops' module repository



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McNaz
Official Notice for removal of xAsset from the Module Repository
  • 2007/5/16 8:35

  • McNaz

  • Just can't stay away

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  • Since: 2003/4/21


To whom it may concern,

This is an official notice and request to remove the xAsset module from Xoops.org module repository (https://xoops.org/modules/repository/singlefile.php?cid=22&lid=1485).

Please note that xAsset is no longer available for general use and is no longer released under the GPL.

Please note that any site hosting the xAsset module for download will be in violation of my copyright.

Regards.



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McNaz
Re: Installing and using Xstreamer
  • 2007/4/30 10:43

  • McNaz

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Quote:

Please note that neither of: xAsset, xStreamer nor xProject are longer available for public consumption.

The above site is potentially violating my copyright by providing xStreamer for download.

This also applies to Xoops.org and the availability of an older version of xAsset for download.

This is my only warning: any site found hosting either of xAsset, xProject or xStreamer for download will be notified. If download links are not removed by request then your ISP/WebHost will be notified of this copyright breach.



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McNaz
Re: xstreamer videoplayer doesnt work correctly
  • 2007/2/4 12:41

  • McNaz

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  • Since: 2003/4/21


asdolo.

Thanks for your detailed feedback and encouragement on the xStreamer module. It is good to receive such positive feedback from users as yourself who appreciate the many hours that go into developing and maintaining such a module.

You are unlike the many users who frequent these forums and post the same questions over and over without bothering to do any research into what the issue might be or make any effort to determine what the problem is and collect as much information as possible to pass onto the developer.

This is the main reason why I (and I suspect many ex XOOPS developers) no longer frequent the XOOPS forums. Regretfully, I too have to announce that I will no longer be developing any further modules and will be looking to gradually phase out support to all existing Panther XOOPS modules.

Frankly working a 12-14 hour day and having to put up with this has lost its appeal a long time ago.

My thanks to the long time supporters of XOOPS (this means you davidl2). Good luck to you all.

Finally, asdolo, if you feel you can do a better job then be my guest. I look forward to your efforts (alas I will not be holding my breath on this one).



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McNaz
Re: Installing and using Xstreamer
  • 2006/12/21 21:51

  • McNaz

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Please visit http://xprojects.co.uk for any support issues relating to xStreamer. Can I also recommend you read previous threads in the xStreamer support forums as this question has been asked and answered.



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McNaz
Re: problem with firewall... maybe?!?
  • 2006/11/6 19:35

  • McNaz

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  • Since: 2003/4/21


Looks like your CSS is not loading. Fire up your site at the client in Firefox and bring up the JavaScript console and watch out for any errors/warnings.

It should be easy to catch.

Good luck.



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McNaz
Re: Xoops Gallery Version 1.33 compatible with php 5?
  • 2006/11/6 9:46

  • McNaz

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  • Since: 2003/4/21


Looks like you have a PHP5 incompatibility there. Your options are either to find an updated version of the gallery module or request your host that you be moved back to a PHP4 server.

Personally I think it is abit wrong for a host to move you to a new version of PHP without prior notification.



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McNaz
Re: Xoops for best CMS [ awards of different sites ]
  • 2006/11/2 9:43

  • McNaz

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  • Posts: 574

  • Since: 2003/4/21


Warning

Do not feed the trolls! They are a pest and a nuisance.



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McNaz
Re: Xajax+Xoops Smarty Templates
  • 2006/10/30 17:13

  • McNaz

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  • Posts: 574

  • Since: 2003/4/21


Quote:
There were significant changes from 0.2.4 to 0.5. I can say that most are an incredible improvement,


Oh sweet! I must check out 0.5 as soon as I can catch sometime. .




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