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1000ideen

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In the end it's the quality of the software...



"IN THE END" this is the problem! Go to a place like http://www.opensourcecms.com/ and there you are at the BEGINNING! Currently I count 50 CMS being listed. Let's imagine you want to look at 5 quality CMS more closely which ones would that be?
The ones with a "lame", funny, childish name, the ones with a low number? A CMS that is called 'blog'?

Why do you think a certain glue was named Loctite? The market is full of CMS (and glue) and if you don`t pay attention to the name and version number you are loosing potential user every minute to the 49 other competitors.

So any suggestions are welcome also G-blog-CMS or whatever ideas come up.
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And I'm proud to have a link to geeklog from my blog


Your blog looks great! Ever though about releasing your theme to the Geeklog community?

Thx!

Eric
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Ever though about releasing your theme to the Geeklog community?



Hi Eric, thanks for your kind words, much appreciated Big Grin

I actually use the standard Refresh-f template, added a drop down menu and made some small modifications. The biggest change to the theme was incorporating the menu, which worked out fine Smile

If you like I can give some more info about the menu I used, I'd be happy to share that with others!
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I actually use the standard Refresh-f template, added a drop down menu and made some small modifications. The biggest change to the theme was incorporating the menu, which worked out fine Smile

If you like I can give some more info about the menu I used, I'd be happy to share that with others!



I thought it looked familiar! :wink: Not to get this thread off topic, but please feel free to share your menu code either in the forum here at geeklog.net or over at gl Labs. We're getting ready to work on another Chameleon release, and could use help from folks like yourself. :shakehands:

Thx!

Eric
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I agree ........this blog would make a great theme, and would love to see it available to the community - trouble is, it's so damn good, that it takes your mind of the subject of this thread !!! Well done, ronsteenvoorden - not only a very good GL theme, but very interesting subject matter as well :wink:

Getting back to the subject ........... if we must have a change of name, what about GL-BCMS .......... or GLB-CMS (this would cover some peoples conception of the blog aspect as well) .............. or what about a complete change to something like 'ULTIMATE CMS' or 'Primus inter Pares' (first amongst equals) ........ a few thoughts for discussion ;-))))
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"IN THE END" this is the problem! Go to a place like http://www.opensourcecms.com/ and there you are at the BEGINNING! Currently I count 50 CMS being listed. Let's imagine you want to look at 5 quality CMS more closely which ones would that be?
The ones with a "lame", funny, childish name, the ones with a low number? A CMS that is called 'blog'?

Why do you think a certain glue was named Loctite? The market is full of CMS (and glue) and if you don`t pay attention to the name and version number you are loosing potential user every minute to the 49 other competitors.

I feel like an old timer on the site! Over the years I have learned by reading the developers conversations that GL has no intention to compete with other CMS or Blogs. It's just a place to share their coding hobby. The summary is "Geeklog is for the geeks."

None of these contributors wants to spoil the fun by worrying about what other people think out there. This is a CMS with an attitude! If you like it great, if you don't, life goes on! That kind of thing. No anxiety is welcome.

A for the name. I like it. But a rose in any other name will smell as geek!

Just my two cents.

Sam
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FYI, GPLv3 has an official way to include attribution, but that's not relevant unless Geeklog moves to it.

With that aside, here's a shocking revelation - PHP-Nuke have been claiming for years the GPLv2 situation is fixed by renaming "powered by" to "copyright by":
http://phpnuke.org/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=4947 (note it continues in a follow up link).

Let me sum up: GPLv2's section 2(c) dictates interactive copyright notices must remain. Not liking attribution, GPL obviously meant for these notices to just mention the GPL license. But an official from GNU assured (not legally, just conceptually) the developer of PHP-Nuke there's no reason not to include the actual word "copyright" as well (e.g. "copyright by Geeklog, this is a GPL software...", etc.). The official was aware it's a web app and not a binary, but he also consulted with another official.

The link claims the ticket they opened in GNU's tracker is listed in GNU's archive. I found no such feature as "archive" in GNU's site. Nevertheless, it seems so simple I'm surprised it has no mass usage in web apps.

So what do you think? Note most of the follow up link is the developer defending himself against censoring masses of users who wanted to punch him for finding this fix (after they got used to casually manually removing the attribution of PHP-Nuke).
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I`d not use a CMS where the copyright is visible to the outside. That was the reason why I did not use Postnuke or so in 2003 but used GL.

I suggested before to do it like Typo3, they simply have it as comment in the header. Look at the source code of this site: http://typo3.org/about/sites-made-with-typo3/
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