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Discussion in 'phpBB Discussions' started by Serai, Nov 30, 2010.
If phpBB announced tomorrow that you would have to pay to use phpBB, what would you do?
Since I don't use it even while free, it would not change things.
well, i would NOT use it unless there's no more mybb
I dont use it as its free so if it goes paid thats just funny.
Also, open source never goes paid, does it ?
Not common but it does like IPB went paid after 1.3
thanks for the info, never knew that :o
Yea it was a long time ago.
IPB wasn't open source. It was released under a proprietary license like SMF for the longest time (though 2.0 will be released under BSD, which at least qualifies as "open-source").
I dont use it, so it wouldnt change abit
If it was very cheap I probably would. I would have to revert to MyBB or Free Hosted phpBB.
Yes so long as development moved quicker and more mods become default etc, If you like a software it is better to stay with them and pay then move and not like it.
Depending on the price would depend if I carried on using it or not.
Probably not. Unless its real cheap. Because i can't afford too expensive stuffs
Using it atm , and after the positive experience, i guess i would be still using it even if there was a price tag on it.
There is so much better ones, but its mostly personal satisfaction...
Pay for phpBB? No thanks! Use it for free. Sure why not. If I'm spending money, it's going to be on a highly rated forum software like Xenforo. I've never heard any complaints about Xenforo from admins or forum owners. And, I doubt there would be any. I'm sure a paid version of phpBB would be comparable to those, in the $150 plus range. So why not just go for Xenforo or something like that and not something that had been previously open source or available free?
The first forum I ever started was phpbb. But after running into a few issues I moved to Invision Power Board (which was still free at the time). Then I started paying for IPB.
But if I had a free board I'd use MyBB instead of phpBB anyhow. Actually have done that. MyBB is legit and when 2.0 comes out it should distance itself from phpBB and SMF.
Yea I first started on phpBB, and I would never pay for it in a thousand years, and who would with MyBB 2.0 coming out? MyBB is great and I could see myself paying for it if it ever went paid. phpBB is still great but I would definitely not pay for it.
If phpBB went paid, I'd stop using it. Why? Because MyBB is pretty much the same and it actually updates. However, I would miss some of phpBB's skins (Hooked to AcidTech)