Just found out today that Invision Power Board, the script package I use to run the SEB Forums, has officially become a commercial product with the release of version 2.0 Final. It used to be you could use the package for free if you were willing to go without any support or assistance, but now a license is required to use the product. Seeing as the forums are a secondary part of SEB and my funding is tight, I’m going to start looking into alternatives to IPB for the forums. Or I may just shut them down and wait for the forum module to be released for ExpressionEngine and then make use of that.
I haven’t really decided yet, but I welcome your feedback on the issue. I know several regulars like to make use of the forum so I’m inclined to find some form of replacement, but I’m not even certain I’d be able to move the current user base and messages over to whatever else I come up with. Anyway, sooner or later, it’ll be changing.