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rescue xbmc.org

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Digital Doctor, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

  2. Quillz

    Quillz Well-Known Member

    Well, if they feel XenForo isn't the best platform for their needs, that's their decision, not much anyone here can do about it. Out of those two listed, I'd personally go with MyBB, though.
  3. RobParker

    RobParker Well-Known Member

    I'd say it's definitely worth people recommending XF for them as they may not be fully aware of it.

    I wonder, does anyone (Ashley?) do any active PR/Sales to large forum-based sites? Or is XF marketed just by word of mouth at this stage?
  4. ENF

    ENF Well-Known Member

    People brought it up in the announcement comments if you read through them all. Even some guy called it XenForo with a Z, lol.

    The admin's comments were as follows:
    It seems they are really after OSS....

    Note: I love how it auto-corrects the post if you misspell XenForo....
  5. shawn

    shawn Well-Known Member

    They're after *free* software. Any of those options (including vB) are technically open source.

    They just don't want to pay for a commercial product.
  6. Robbo

    Robbo Well-Known Member


    :eek: so it does! stays with Z in edit too heh
  7. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    They are after FOSS software. Free and Open Source.
    There is a high chance the migration to MyBB will not go well.
  8. shawn

    shawn Well-Known Member

    Right, but that's not the distinction they claim they're making -- they said they didn't want a commercial product, they wanted an OSS one. That's a distinction without a difference in this case... unless any of the products they've tested use encrypted source.
  9. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Well xbmc.org probably wants software that is released under the GPL or a similar license.
    Looks like they are going to pick from 2 options: MyBB and phpBB3. Looks like MyBB is the selection.
  10. Craigr

    Craigr Active Member

    Got me worried there, i used XBMC every day and thought the site was being shutdown when i saw the topic title. :D
  11. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Oops sorry.
    But as you know ... xbmc is a great product, that is getting *even* better !!!!
  12. FreshFroot

    FreshFroot Well-Known Member

    People forget they don't make much money... it's all based off donations.

    So they probably don't want to spend lots of money on XF or vB or IPB.

    I think mybb is the way to go for them at this point.
  13. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Uhhh ... I see you aren't xbmc's Accountant !
    The donations help but they also do business deals.
    Not to mention they get most things free .... hosting, etc.
  14. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

    Can't stop stupidity is all I'll say...
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  15. Rob

    Rob Well-Known Member

    I like it, but its a bit harsh lol
  16. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

    Honestly, I don't think it's harsh at all. No worries, go free... PHPBB3 has atleast shifted to CSS, MyBB is still tabled design... let alone their known security issues due to poor programming. PHPBB3... no worries at all, a far better choice than any other free forum software on the market today for features and security.

    Using MyBB... you may as well take a dump on your members and highlight to them that they're wiping your backside for you, especially when citing, "Over the next few weeks, the team plans on finally updating the forums to more modern, open source software that will play nice with current browsers and will connect with plugins that will allow for better mobile browsing."

    How could they even achieve that with MyBB to begin with?

    MyBB is anything but modern... sh*t, VB3 is ahead of MyBB for modernness, and they're already running that. Open-source... tick. Play nice with current browsers... not even close, let alone mobile devices with tabled design.
  17. Rob

    Rob Well-Known Member

    I am surprised all those positives exist in the same sentence as MyBB. I read that quote and chuckled to myself. Man oh man..... do they have a shock coming
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  18. Rob

    Rob Well-Known Member

    I think xF should be proactive and grant them a free license for the first year.... they are making a huge mistake.
    Everyone I know has come from myBB or phpbb to vbulletin and now looking at xF. They are basically going to downgrade if they go through with this.

    They should listen the voices of reason and experience.
  19. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    They've wanted to use a GPL forum for a long time.

    going from vB3 to MyBB is a very risky move.
    Considering they don't have the time to deal with the future problems ... I think the move is a bit stupid.
  20. AdamD

    AdamD Well-Known Member

    It's comical reading the replies to their news item, about how mybb has no issues and is awesome

    Wow, not sure I'd say those people were stupid, but ignorant, yes.
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