MrPhil Posted July 19, 2018 Share Posted July 19, 2018 On 7/18/2018 at 10:01 AM, burt said: easier for shopowners to have a choice of what they want There are certain things which any ecommerce package is going to have to support right out of the box, if we hope to attract and retain a lot of users: PHP 7-ready, mobile-friendly (responsive), SEO, etc. They can not be separate add-ons, although an add-on that replaces a simpler and more basic out-of-the-box function would be acceptable. To this list, I think we need to add a pan-GDPR/CCPA/etc. customer data privacy module that doesn't have to be added separately (although it could require turning on and/or configuring). Without these things as selling points, very few people will give osC a second look. On 7/18/2018 at 11:36 AM, 14steve14 said: But where would the legal stuff stop. GDPR, Taxes, VAT and all the different legal rules from every country, the code would be a nightmare. May be there should be a package available for each country, similar to the concept of a language pack, that would include all the legal stuff for all the countries, all as modules. OK, so I'm going to do business in dozens of countries. I'm certainly not going to install country packages for each one. Perhaps some things like taxes/VAT etc. might be done that way, if I only have to follow the rules for my own country, but for everything else I think you're going to have to build in universal customer data protection, and other such legal requirements -- worldwide a superset of all the state, country, and union rules. I just hope there's nothing that would be contradictory enough to force separate packages! Quote The only trouble being this will never happen as no one can access the core code, and without help Gary cant do everything on his own. That's a general problem with osC. Harald is gone (I'm assuming, for good) and no one else has the Keys to the Kingdom. I wouldn't even be terribly surprised if domain registration and hosting expire at some point! Before long there may not be an oscommerce.com or this forum. A fork of osC is looking better and better. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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