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Silly Internet Brands, it's not your Intellectual Property, it's Mindraven's (UBB.threads) !

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Digital Doctor, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    First off:
    IB is suing Xenforo to squash a startup competitor (read: bullying). IB knows they don't have a case .... winning isn't the goal, it's bullying a challenger.
    So at the end of the day, IB is going to lose the suit against Xenforo.

    But, for the 1 in a million chance they do win, they'll still lose.
    Why ? Because vBulletin was a derivative work inspired by UBB.

    So IB, even if you win, you lose.

    Unbiased Historical Map of Forums: (courtesy of forum-software.org).

    UBB.vBulletin.Xenforo.mindraven.forum-software.org.jpg

    I wonder if Mindraven could testify for Xenforo ?
    Surely Mindraven is a more reasonable company than IB !
     
  2. Mythotical

    Mythotical Well-Known Member

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  3. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

  4. Mythotical

    Mythotical Well-Known Member

    Mindraven is owned by Rick's wife, Rick is still on at UBB as a consultant.
     
  5. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

  6. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

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  7. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    That would make more sense then.
     
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  8. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I started on UBB (classic, not threads).

    *nostalgia*
     
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  9. Alien

    Alien Well-Known Member

    Same here.

    AlienSoup.com (since closed after 10 years) ran UBB for 1 year in 2000 (heavily modified too) before our switch to vBulletin.
     
  10. Edrondol

    Edrondol Well-Known Member

    But did vB really inspire Xenforo? that would be like saying a Model-T inspired a Lamborghini.
     
  11. SneakyDave

    SneakyDave Well-Known Member

    Good ol' NoSQL ubb, with passwords stored unencrypted in .cgi files!
     
  12. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    Model-T:
    • 4 wheels
    • Steering wheel
    • Engine
    • Drivers seat
    • Doors
    • Exhaust
    • Drivetrain
    • Brakes
    • Horn
    Lambo:
    • 4 wheels
    • Steering wheel
    • Engine
    • Drivers seat
    • Doors
    • Exhaust
    • Drivetrain
    • Brakes
    • Horn
    Hmmmm .... :ROFLMAO:
     
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