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You can read more about the discussion (and join in) at the thread Encryption of Joomla! extensions is a violation of the GPL
I have had a bunch of emails, many saying thanks for drawing attention to this, and a few questioning my interpretation of whether the license has changed.
I’d just like to explain my perspective here. Up until 13 days ago, the license of Joomla 1.5 had two important paragraphs at the end. These clearly allowed extensions to be licensed as something other than GPL. These paragraphs were removed. If I download a nightly build, the license is different from what it was before.
The real issue at hand is clearer. As the thread at joomla.org has now been changed to "Can Joomla! extensions be released under non-GPL compatible licenses?"
Of course this is just my opinion. I heartily recommend you head over to the discussion and read and make your own determination!
Back on January the 10th, I ordered a T1 from Verizon. At the time I was told that there might be a “small installation” charge. With obvious caution, I wanted to know what that would be.
Yesterday, an eye-popping 12 weeks later, I finally got an email with the installation charge.
The special construction costs associated with the above end user are $122,674. TPlease, keep in mind
that the customer is responsible for providing a path from the property line
into the building. This price quote is valid until June 14,
I quickly replied with my response.
One hundred and twenty two thousand dollars? I’ll assume that you missed a decimal point, or perhaps an april fool?
Now this really annoys me. Quite apart from the fact that it took them an astonishing 12 weeks to get back with a number (god only knows what their service would be like as an actual paying customer), you can’t possibly tell me that they would not have had some idea as to the scale earlier in the process. I could have happily said “ok, maybe not” and moved onto another solution. As it is I have wasted 12 weeks in a dead end solution.
This seems like another example of really bad customer service from big companies. Maybe I should start a blog series where we can all share our expeiences.
Perhaps small really is beautiful, finding personal professional companies is the best way in today’s web connected world.