Using xenforo without license

bugmyday121

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my friend bought xenforo license and i install the same files and the license is point to his domain

will there be any issue ?

i will buy later once forum start getting some revnue for now will i have to worry?
 

haqzore

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Yes, this is an issue and you should worry.

One license purchase can be used on 1 domain at a time, which has to be setup in the XenForo customer area.

You should NOT be using the license. This could likely lead to your friends license being terminated/suspended.


There are many free options if you need to wait for revenue. Use one of them.
See the link here and filter by "free": https://www.theadminzone.com/threads/tblos-the-big-list-of-scripts-software.151872/
 

bugmyday121

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Yes, this is an issue and you should worry.

One license purchase can be used on 1 domain at a time, which has to be setup in the XenForo customer area.

You should NOT be using the license. This could likely lead to your friends license being terminated/suspended.


There are many free options if you need to wait for revenue. Use one of them.
See the link here and filter by "free": https://www.theadminzone.com/threads/tblos-the-big-list-of-scripts-software.151872/
apart from that will there be any other issue?
 

Taylor J

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Your website can get taken down too, just use a free solution until you can purchase your own license and migrate from free to XF.
 

TLChris

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Legally? A fair bit can happen.

You shouldn't be able to used the one button upgrade from what I see either.
You won't be able to download addons either, as you are unlicensed, as well as support.

If you are unable to purchase a license now, find another solution.
Software is not the reason why a community is a success, it's the integrity of the community.
Don't compromise.
 

Doug Heffernan

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apart from that will there be any other issue?
There is a HUGE issue, the moral one. What you are doing is kind of stealing and that is not cool. Not having money is not a valid excuse imo. Use a free forum like Smf till you get the money to buy xf.
 

LeadCrow

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Your friend's licence could be suspend with no refund if its used on more than one site.

If you want to start a public-facing community, it'd be a lot less troublesome to adopt software you can freely use - nowadays a lot of good free ones exist that you can start with. It might sound like it'd be a worse experience, but you'd be surprised how similarly almost all software works and feels on mobile devices (assuming mobile and youngsters are your target audience).
 
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