If you decide not to open source, and re-contribute UGC to the upstream, then…I don’t know what to say, just check out the License here. You are not allow to take our work and redistribute without copy-left. Don’t do any thing stupid. Open-Source is a brilliant idea, it does not means give away all your advantage, and you’ ll get more helps way beyond your original contribution.
As a project leader, here’s my little advice: It is a excellent idea to start a business for providing services and the periphery about Yii. However your selling points aren’t so competitive at present. You may need to develop your own unique contents or services to acquire more attention from developers who do not use Yii or even PHP.
Anyway, It is not easy to start a business, So Good Luck.
PS: I don’t know why you decide to write English posts in Chinese forum, I hope you can understand my poor English, LOL~
u may totally misunderstand what we were talking about, there are two parts of this online translation platform:
documentation and translations (which is totally free for all)
the yii2 codes backed the translation platform (which has nothing to do with the doc license, and there is no reason to open sourcing it unless we want…)
and seriously, what did u mean “take our work and redistribute without copy-left”, did u mean yii2 doc or anything else? to be clear, we did the translation by ourselves, it’s an relatively easy thing for us. in terms of the yii2 doc license link, it is clearly listed on the page.
… and our biz is not on yii2(our biz is a product hunting engine), yii2 is just one of the tools we used and in turn we’re happy to contribute a bit … pls stop offending if u didn’t know others …
I totally misunderstood you, I apologize… Please take this as no offence. Peace.
second, my name is Qian Sen, not shen.
third, I am totally fine with your biz, and do not mean to be offend at all. In fact, you didn’t introduced your biz, so I thought your biz is this platform, once again, I do not mean to be offend, I just want to stop any copyright infringement to Yii before it happened. And “take our work and redistribute without copy-left” means literally what it said, UGC are belongs to public, no one can take them away. Because I misunderstand you, so I accuse you by mistake, I am glad that you clarified that, and I am sorry about my improper words.
Okay, let me clarify a bit, I was a little bit pissed off because I take copyright very seriously, you know now a days even giant companies like Ali or Tencent more or less had some copyright violences. The main focus of opensource projects is sharing. So It is meaningless to reinvent the wheels, or do any other type of repetition of work. We only need to translate the guide once, and rest of us can benefit from it, right? But if someone stop sharing, that will harm everyone, especially whom had contribute their great efforts to this project, as the project leader, I can not let things like that happen. It is neither for you nor for your biz.
Translate the guide by yourself is great, I’d like to do that as well. But there are two downside also:
Firstly, it is slow. the documentation of Yii2 is GREAT, and it is great not only in quality but also in quantity.
Secondly, It is OK for personal project, but for public reference, it takes enormous time to polish the words(so called proofreading，校阅), it has to be precise and easy to understand. When you revise the doc you can also learn a lot from it. So I really wants to invite you join this project and our QQ gruop.
Please do not use English any more, let us be Chinese…LOL