People brought it up in the announcement comments if you read through them all. Even some guy called it XenForo with a Z, lol.
The admin's comments were as follows:
Changing was inevitable. vB is closed and requires a license for the update that would allow tapatalk. Generally speaking, spending a large amount of money on an updated license, when OSS is available that will perform the same task, seems like not a genius move to the non-profit foundation.
Right, but that's not the distinction they claim they're making -- they said they didn't want a commercial product, they wanted an OSS one. That's a distinction without a difference in this case... unless any of the products they've tested use encrypted source.
Honestly, I don't think it's harsh at all. No worries, go free... PHPBB3 has atleast shifted to CSS, MyBB is still tabled design... let alone their known security issues due to poor programming. PHPBB3... no worries at all, a far better choice than any other free forum software on the market today for features and security.
Using MyBB... you may as well take a dump on your members and highlight to them that they're wiping your backside for you, especially when citing, "Over the next few weeks, the team plans on finally updating the forums to more modern, open source software that will play nice with current browsers and will connect with plugins that will allow for better mobile browsing."
How could they even achieve that with MyBB to begin with?
MyBB is anything but modern... sh*t, VB3 is ahead of MyBB for modernness, and they're already running that. Open-source... tick. Play nice with current browsers... not even close, let alone mobile devices with tabled design.
I think xF should be proactive and grant them a free license for the first year.... they are making a huge mistake.
Everyone I know has come from myBB or phpbb to vbulletin and now looking at xF. They are basically going to downgrade if they go through with this.
They should listen the voices of reason and experience.