Likewise, I completely support XF in this baseless legal action by IB. Even to the degree of PMing Kier & Mike and seeing if I could pay through PP as a gift and in £ to minimise costs!
I also bought a license, although in all likelihood we won't be migrating for some time yet.
I really hope IB face a huge backlash over their blatant attempt to disrupt XF's development & attempt to financially cripple XF.
If I had the money I'd offer to fund their defence, assuming they need it. If I win the lottery, I'll hold fast to that promise.
Yeah, not likely I know, but that's how I feel. I hate seeing companies throwing their weight around like this when there simply is no case to answer. The problem is that they know the defendant has to defend themselves and that costs money!
In the meantime I suggest that anyone who is likely to move over to XF at some point buys a license NOW.
They learnt one lesson, but not the most important lesson - SEE HERE.
Anyway, I wasn’t going to buy a xF licence for a while yet as I am not ready to make the move from vB4, mainly because I need a calendar being a ‘What’s On’ site, but the latest news about the additional action in the US courts has changed my mind.
So I've had feelers out on this for a while, and this is the research I've been able to pull up thus far.
The complaint was filed last week Friday, October 29 in California Central Federal District Court in Los Angeles.
Court Case Number: 2:10-cv-08209-R -JEM
vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Does 1 - 10, inclusive
Cause: 17:101 Copyright Infringement
Plaintiff Counsel: Casondra K Ruga, Louis A Karasik, Rachel M Capoccia of Alston & Bird LLP (http://www.alston.com/)
Judge: Judge Manuel L. Real
Referred To: Magistrate Judge John E. McDermott
Actions thus far:
10/29/2010 1 COMPLAINT against Defendants DOES 1-10 inclusive, Kier Darby, Xenforo Limited. Case assigned to Judge Manuel L. Real for all further proceedings. Discovery referred to Magistrate Judge John E. McDermott.(Filing fee $ 350 PAID) Jury Demanded, filed by plaintiff vBulletin Solutions, Inc.(car) (Entered: 11/02/2010)
10/29/2010 21 DAY Summons Issued re Complaint - (Discovery) 1 as to Defendants DOES 1-10 inclusive, Kier Darby, Xenforo Limited. (car) (Entered: 11/02/2010)
10/29/2010 2 CERTIFICATION AND NOTICE of Interested Parties filed by Plaintiff vBulletin Solutions, Inc. (car) (Entered: 11/02/2010)
10/29/2010 3 REPORT ON THE FILING OF AN ACTION regarding a copyright (Initial Notification) filed by vBulletin Solutions, Inc. (car) (Entered: 11/02/2010)