I'm reading a lot of mails like: this doesn't get implemented, because it's not LGPL compatible.
From the original GNU site:
This is a free software license, but not a strong copyleft license, because it permits linking with non-free modules. It is compatible with the GNU GPL. We recommend it for special circumstances only.Between version 2 and 2.1, the GNU LGPL was renamed from the GNU Library General Public License to the GNU Lesser General Public License to better reflect its actual purpose. Namely, it is not just for libraries, and the GNU GPL is sometimes more appropriate for libraries.
To me this means: TikiWiki 1.9 is now able to integrate a module with ANY license it likes, escpecially phpBB.
There are numerous posting about e.g. the forum and phpBB being much better, but being unable to integrate as it's not licensing compatible. To me this is wrong. I also don't find a wiki page giving a clear statement about how TikiWiki is handling third party plug-ins now. This would definitely help and encourage people to adopt code to interface with TikiWiki. Even worse, there isn't even a copyright and licensing statement on tw.o main page!!!
Currently it's still the 1.8 mentality: a closed all-in-one single-license project.
But it's no longer true for 1.9, right?
Please help me and others understand the whole licensing stuff with TikiWiki by simple linking a "Licensing" page to the main page, at least in the "About TikiWiki" section.
What do you think?