Let's put a little perspective on this, of course Kier, Mike and Ashley will be unable to comment on this, as far as I see it, now that IB have instigated proceedings against Xenforo then there will be no release or sale tomorrow, as no doubt they would be filing an injunction to prevent the release, would any legal types care to confirm or correct me?
So ploughing ahead with any sale wouldn't be a wise decision. It is a shame that IB have done this, it doesn't matter how much ex-vbulletin licence holders hate IB, IB are well within their rights to protect themselves whether their claims have any foundation or not, so everyone keep a cool head and let the legalities take their course. Also be careful what you say about IB on a public forum with this legal cloud now hanging over proceedings.
Please let us know if we can file a "friend of the court" brief supporting XenForo on this and advising that any perceived loss of business by IB / vbulletin was of their own making. If any others feel like doing so, perhaps we can get a list going of the items. I can think about 30 off hand but I would really want to be complete and not miss anything.
Well, tomorrow I was due to purchase certain licences in hope (based on previous years) and for testing... Keeping my other licences active for my existing community and comparing a couple of products side by side.
I'm now going to (if able) purchase certain licences and the others will remain dormant/unused.
1) IB did not see the code yet, so this does not mean much. Just that they have the money for it and are desperate.
2) I'm pretty sure earlier contracts were investigated by the XF team to make sure there was no infringement. That would be the first thing I would do when starting a new project.
3) Typical American thing to sue just to try, even though you know your chances are probably small. The only problem of course is that they have a lot of money and XF does not (yet).
4) This has the potential to damage IB more than XF.
i wonder what they mean by unfair buisness practise
The suit is simple: we claim that Kier, Mike, and Ashley have infringed and violated contracts they signed with us to gain unfair business advantage. As such, Xenforo’s software unfairly stands on the shoulders of more than a decade of development by Jelsoft.
wierd but does the contract say anything about preventing kier and mike from developing an original code on their own which is similar to a bulletin board
Indeed, prior to the law suite, my feelings for IB were pretty much neutral, but now hate is creeping in. I do hope Kier/Mike/Ashley have their bases covered and that the case gets thrown out of court!
sure, but i think that they should postpone the release .... as stated ...
We have requested that Kier, Mike and Ashley refrain from selling the software while the issues, inclusive of our infringement claims, are heard in the courts. We intend to pursue our rights broadly and vigorously.