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    Question Question about changing sourcecode in community edition

    Hi all!

    Sorry, I m not sure which sub forum is the right for my question, so I will post it here. Perhabs an admin could move it to the right place?

    My question:
    I use the community edition of zimbra server. Is it allowed for me to change the sourcecode of my zimbra installation and replace the zimbra logo with my own?

    My intension is to give my useres a common design so that they feel familiar with the site and its layout.

    Is this permitted?

    Thanks and greetings
    TIM

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    Quote Originally Posted by t.i.m View Post
    My question:
    I use the community edition of zimbra server. Is it allowed for me to change the sourcecode of my zimbra installation and replace the zimbra logo with my own?
    No, it's not permitted to remove the Zimbra logo and you can check the full details here: Licensing for open source server & client technology: enterprise messaging and collaboration software by Zimbra
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    Hey Bill, thank you for your answer and your link to the license! Hmm .. my english is not the best, and so it s hard for me to understand all the terms. The last hour (or two? Dont know ) I m fighting with them and my dictonary

    So I ve some questions and I would very happy, if you could help me better understanding the license.

    I found
    Code:
    "You are welcome to use, modify, and redistribute Zimbra
    Collaboration Suite (ZCS) Open Source Edition free of charge, provided you
    do so according to the terms of the appropriate License."
    In general I can modify! OK. But I ve to follow some conditions.

    Is the meaning of "free of charge" that I have not to earn money with using or reselling the software or any modification - or is the meaning of "charge" like "accusation"? "No one will beat me if I modify the software"?

    Which one is my appropriate License? How can I find out?

    I assume it would be the ZPL, then I found a term

    Code:
    "3.2 - In any copy of the Software or in any Modification you create, 
    You must retain and reproduce, any and all copyright, patent, trademark,
    and attribution notices that are included in the Software in the same form as 
    they appear in the Software. This includes the preservation of attribution 
    notices in the form of trademarks or logos that exist within a user interface 
    of the Software."
    Ok, I think this is clear for me Dont touch any logo!

    Hmmm ... I had the hope that it is handled like many other forums, wikis and so on. The Admin is allowed to replace the main logo at the top of the site with its own site-logo, but at the footer the copyright must be untouched.

    For my comprehension a theoretic question:
    modyfing is welcome. ok. Now, if I ve an idea and build up a "monster zimbra zip-zap thingamabob toaster" I m not allowed to change the logo and so my toaster is distributed only under the name of "zimbra"? Is that right?

    Thanks for your help!
    TIM

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