phpBB is now ASPbb

Postby The ASPbb Team » Thu Apr 01, 2010 4:00 am

The phpBB Team was recently approached by Microsoft and asked to develop a bulletin board system for their .NET platform. This board will power their MSDN Social network and will be released to the community under a freeware license for smaller boards, with commercial licensing options available for larger communities.

With Microsoft’s financial backing, phpBB is proud to announce that development focus is switching to this project, and the phpBB Group is being renamed to ASPbb Incorporated.

phpBB 3.0.7 has already been ported to ASP.NET and has actually been using it for the past several hours (urls are being rewritten to .php files to maintain bookmarks and search engine ranking). Additionally, we are working with web hosts to automatically convert phpBB3 boards to ASPbb 1.0 within the next several days. Boards with greater than 30 users or 100 topics will have ASPbb’s licensing fees added to their hosting bill with their next payment. Those refusing this update will be fined, forcefully converted to ASPbb, and sent an angry letter by our law firm of Dewey, Cheetam, and Howe. We will pursue all such cases to the fullest extent of the Internet Regulatory Code 16.8.16.b.b.

As part of the licensing agreement, MOD and Style authors will need to register for an alteration license from Microsoft. A registration form and payment collection page will be available shortly. These styles and modifications will be sent through a thorough approval process, and we anticipate their availability in the ASPbb store approximately six months after submission.

These changes are intended to help stimulate the ASPbb (formerly phpBB) Community. We believe ASP.NET to be the premier web development platform for the future, and hope the community will help during this transition period.

Thank you,
The ASPbb Team

Taken from :
So sad. Have to pay for phpBB?


Sanjaya · April 1, 2010 at 8:48 pm

I was amazed and was so sad about some of the things stated in the above thing. Specially the "charges".

Check the date of the original post :). April FOOL.
See this now :

Moment after seeing the 1st thread got to know that this is just a joke from the second thread. ( I saw this on 2nd April around 2 am. So I'm not a April 1st fool, OK )

කණිෂ්ක · April 2, 2010 at 6:46 am

Ha ha ha 😀

Sanjaya · April 2, 2010 at 2:53 pm

මම ඕකට සිරාවටම රැව‍ටුනා.. ඇත්තටම දුක හිතුනා phpBB තවදුරටත් Free Web Application එකක් නෙමේ කියලා. හැබැයි වෙලාවට මේක දැක්කෙ අප්‍රියෙල් 2 පාන්දර 2ට විතර ‍වෙන එකක් ගැන ‍හොයද්දි.
( phpBB කියන්නෙ Forum හදන්න පුළුවන් Web Application එකක් )

Madhawa · April 2, 2010 at 2:46 pm

අනේ මචන් ……

මේ නවීන ක්‍රමයට දීල තියන ලනුව මට නම් ටිකක් තේරුම් ගන්න අමාරුයි වගේ….


Madhawa · April 2, 2010 at 3:00 pm

හෙ හෙ …… ඕකට මම නම් රැවටෙන්නෙම නැහැ….
මොකද ඉතින් මම ඕව ගැන දන්න එකක් යෑ …..
ඕක දැක්කත් ඉතින් ……
"ආ…… ඇත්තට……" කියල නිකන් ඉදීවි

🙂 🙂

Nibu · April 2, 2010 at 3:06 pm

I almost believed :P….April Fool ….

sanjboy · April 3, 2010 at 2:14 am

See this Link :
That was posted in myBB community similarly before this( in the year 2007). So you get the point I think.
Link was given to me by Nibu.

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