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As an Open Source Community we will always develop our free and open license firsthand, it's the foundation for all of our development and those who wish to create commercial solutions must base it on our Open Source core. The commercial licenses is regarded as a supplement to our free versions, for those who wish to have the opportunity to create something extra. Our development will be for our Open Source solutions. Read AGPL here. (Link)

Terms and Conditions of the AGPL Copyright notice

Affero GPL version 3 Chapter 0 - Terms and Conditions

An interactive user interface displays "Appropriate Legal Notices" to the extent that it includes a convenient and prominently visible feature that (1) displays an appropriate Copyright notice, and (2) tells the user that there is no warranty for the work (except to the extent that warranties are provided), that licensees may convey the work under this License, and how to view a copy of this License. If the interface presents a list of user commands or options, such as a menu, a prominent item in the list meets this criterion.

This means that the Copyright footer of PHP-Fusion may not be altered in such a way that it doesn't display our Copyright notice in a way that isn't "convenient and prominently visible", meaning that no popups linked to graphic images, no tooltip-like solutions linked to images etc, are allowed.

Considering the above Terms and Conditions, the Copyright footer must contain the following:

Powered by is optional we request this line for clarity purposes
PHP-Fusion 2002-2014 Copyright by Nick Jones OR Copyright 2014 PHP-Fusion Inc - with "PHP-Fusion" linking to
Released as free software without warranties under GNU Affero GPL v3. - with "GNU Affero GPL v3" linking to

If the Copyright notice footer does not clearly display the two key elements as described above you have violated the license and could be subject to prosecution by FSF terms.
Your domain will be added to the copyright violators database and your host will be informed which can result in your site being closed or removed.

If you do not feel comfortable with visual Copyrights, please consider to purchase one of the below licenses that suits the use of your website instead.
For more information please read our License FaQ here.

Copyright Removal License (CRL)

Our non-commercial license intended for private use only, the license can be viewed in its full here.
The CRL does revoke AGPL and the requirements of that license to share everything you use in order to interact with your users.
This license is strictly for non-commercial use only to differentiate it from the CCL and EPAL.
The license is for the duration of a domain. Similarly, you may not change domain nor ownership of the domain, the main distinction being that the CRL is for non-commercial use only.
The price for one CRL is 45 - You can purchase the CRL license here.

Commercial Core License (CCL)

Our commercial license alternative, the license can be viewed in its full here.
The license is for the duration of a domain. Similarly, you may not change domain nor ownership of the domain, the main distinction being that the CCL is for commercial use.

The price for one CCL is 90 - You can purchase the CCL license here.

Enduser PHP-Fusion Addon License (EPAL)

Our commercial Addon license, the license can be viewed in its full here.
This license will be an incentive to Addon developers to raise the overall standard of our Addons, both Commercial and Free Addons.
EPAL is Free - However EPAL can only be utilized by members of The PHP-Fusion Developers Network (PFDN). If you are interested, please sign up here.


Copyright Removal License (CRL) 45$


Commercial Core License (CCL) 90$

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