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Vbulletin without license

 8:07 pm on Mar 30, 2010 (gmt 0)

I got Vbulletin script without license, so i want to use it.
But what u think of using unlicensed script.
Your view is greatly considered.



 8:52 pm on Mar 30, 2010 (gmt 0)

well sooner or later without security updates you will most likely be hacked. Last time I asked it was still against the law to use stolen properity.


 9:08 pm on Mar 30, 2010 (gmt 0)

What action vbulletin staff can take against me, if i do use it?


 9:38 pm on Mar 30, 2010 (gmt 0)

What version?

You DO need a license. OR it won't run. If it's a pre-4.0 version, you can likely hack it and VB won't care. Here's how I know this.

Dig around the vBulletin forums. When 4.0 came out, they have basically said you can use pre 4.0 versions forever, without recurrent licensing fees, but also there will be no further support for it. The documentation will still be maintained. It took quite a bit of digging to locate and verify this, but if it's a pre-4.0 version, it's yours to use as you like, forever. Security issues? LOL . . . minimal, if you install it correctly.
Previous thread [webmasterworld.com] describing VB's move, which I think was not a very good one.


 3:09 am on Mar 31, 2010 (gmt 0)

Thanks rocknbil for your comment. I use latest vbulletin 4.0 gold brand without powered by vbulletin sentance. I have cheaked each and every bit of function, and each works greatl without license. But suppose, in future if vb staff notice my forum site without license then they can take action against me? (remember there is no powered by vb in my site)


 5:41 am on Mar 31, 2010 (gmt 0)

it is clear what your status is if you refer to the vb license agreement:http://www.vbulletin.com/order/license_agreement.php [vbulletin.com]


 5:57 am on Mar 31, 2010 (gmt 0)

Without commenting on right or wrong, all I can say is there is a limited time frame for older softwares to work. If one can deal with that, without security patches, then by all means go for it.


 6:55 am on Mar 31, 2010 (gmt 0)

Thanks tangor. I have latest vb and dont think any problem.

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