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WHAT IF: vb guys won the case vs xenforo?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by swatme, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. swatme

    swatme Well-Known Member

    hi xenforo,

    i just have a question,
    What if the worst case scenario happened...
    VB won the case....

    1.What will happen to xenforo and the payments of the customers made to xenforo?

    2.What will happen to xenforo database, can it be reverted back to other existing forum software?

    sorry for the questions, but im very interested on xenforo but i just have some What IF's ,,,

    thanks
     
  2. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

    Before I start typing, I'd like to say that the chance of vB winning is very small.

    Anyhow, if it should happen, than:
    1. The customers can keep running the latest xenForo version before it went offline, anyhow, no new released will be given.
    2. Sure, you can convert from xenForo to vBulletin 3/4 if you like. It will cost you though.

    And don't think about the what if's. My trust is on the xF-Side (The Bright Side). And the chances of vB winning is very low as I see it :D
     
  3. lightbox

    lightbox Active Member

    Even if Internet Brands won the case (which I think won't happen),
    this wouldn't automatically mean that XenForo is dead.
    All that would happen is, that XenForo needs to adjust according to
    the verdict.
     
  4. Ati

    Ati Active Member

    While this is a valid question, you could also ask "What if IB decides to pull the plug on vB, and just ditch the whole thing, no more updates, no more support, no more anything?" Afterall, they are getting more and more angry customers. As I see, the new 4.1.2 version is again just oil to the fire...
     
  5. Ati

    Ati Active Member

    What do you think it would mean? They need to take certain functionality out of the engine? (I'm pretty sure these functions would be put back as add-ons by a third party in a matter of hours.)
     
  6. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

    This topic is a "What if xF" topic.
    Please keep the "What if vB" out of this, because that will lead to this topic being closed.
    And every thread starter, including swatme, has the right for a discussion about his question :)
     
  7. DSF

    DSF Well-Known Member

    ... what ever then comes ... I switch NEVER back to vB[​IMG]
     
  8. Floris

    Floris Guest

    Why would you export back to vB ..
     
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  9. Wuebit

    Wuebit Well-Known Member

    I have a real question am not upto date with laws and all that tbh
    But if IB did win would we have to take XenForo down and lose all moneys etc.. (yea am noob at laws "thanks thanks")
     
  10. swatme

    swatme Well-Known Member

    yes the question is for Worst Case Scenario..

    If VB will won the case, Surely the judge will tell to the xen developers
    "YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO MAKE ANOTHER SOFTWARE RELATED TO FORUM
    OR TO COMPETE WITH VBULLETIN"

    geez hopepfully it wont happen..

    you know i just want to know what will happen to existing sites that have already migrated to xen...
     
  11. dieketzer

    dieketzer Well-Known Member

    if ib won the suit and ordered xf to die, i would run xf in flagrant violation of the law. id even colo in china if i had to.
     
  12. Ati

    Ati Active Member

    Unless they signed something like that, this can in no way happen. If they did sign anything like this, then the case would be based on that and not things like "hey, we suggested the sitemap feature first".
     
  13. lightbox

    lightbox Active Member

    That scenario is something you could expect to happen in North Korea or Belarus.
    First of all: I don't think US laws do suggest occupational bans in these types of cases.
    Second: I don't think, US courts are entitled to ban an english made product from all markets on this planet. They could ban it from the US and that's pretty much it. ;)
     
  14. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    It's not going to happen, therefor I am not worried about it
    Period.
     
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  15. AnthonyCea

    AnthonyCea Well-Known Member

    At this point I think it is a matter of principal for Kier and Mike, so I would bet they would rather die than lose this case, this is why they will contest every motion and fight at every turn until the case is dismissed or they win a counter lawsuit.
     
  16. Business Coach

    Business Coach Active Member

    I am new here...didn't realize there is a lawsuit

    i own several vb licenses, but am very unhappy - looknig for new solution (thats another thread)

    but is there a link to what the lawsuit is about?
     
  17. AnthonyCea

    AnthonyCea Well-Known Member

  18. jasetaro

    jasetaro Well-Known Member

    Exactly, if IB somehow won a judgment against XF that forced us to eventually change platforms I'd move to IPB or MyBB before I'd ever go back to vB.
     
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  19. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

    I will continue to use XF regardless.
     
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  20. Jaxel

    Jaxel Well-Known Member

    XenForo could die TOMORROW... its still the best forum software I've ever used.

    With continued third-party support, XenForo could live on, even without K.A.M.
     
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