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XF Legal Donation Fund - David vs. Goliath

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Anthony Parsons, Oct 6, 2010.

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  1. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

    Will XF establish a donation fund for people to donate for the assistance of the legal fight against IB?

    I think you should XF... and do what others have done previously, being declare it all publicly and donate any extra to a local charity if anything exists.

    I have seen this raise a lot of money to assist in such situations, especially after a well written PR has gone out globally to garnish support. For some an XF license may be too much or simply they have no use for it, but want to support the cause. This is why I recommend a donation pool so that those who want to donate anything they can afford can to assist the David vs. Goliath case. Let us all help the little guy stick it to the man!
  2. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member


    Actually hate when people simply post up +1 so decided to add this bit to avoid that ...

    I believe this battle extends somewhat beyond the Xen team to include the wider Xen community and folks who have been fighting for a free and open internet.
  3. Blandt

    Blandt Well-Known Member

    Yep + 5

    (So as to go by rule Jethro :D)
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  4. jonsidneyb

    jonsidneyb Well-Known Member

  5. Floris

    Floris Guest

    I have to say they are personally attacked by IB, in my opinion - from what I gather, and that any donation should be outside the company side of things. If they want a donation, ask for a personal paypal address in a tweet, and if they respond you personally donate them something - for whatever cause.

    It's separate from business, and outside of this web site. And not something that IB will ever get, as for all I care they buy toys with it for their kids or plants for the garden.
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  6. jonsidneyb

    jonsidneyb Well-Known Member

    I am sorry but IB really make me angry.
  7. jonsidneyb

    jonsidneyb Well-Known Member

    It is not my way so I will probably never use it but once in awhile i think about it. Opening vBulletinsucksforms.com. I wish I would have registered InternetBrandsSucks.com instead.
  8. Floris

    Floris Guest

    I rather dedicate my energy in improving my community if I were you. Not that I don't agree with you. It's a head shaker, every time they pull something ..
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  9. anotheralias

    anotheralias Well-Known Member

    And if they don't want to accept donations to a legal fund, how about a Cafepress-type store with mugs, t-shirts and such. I'm sure the graphic artists on here would be happy to donate some work.
    (And the profits go to the legal fund, I mean.)
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  10. jonsidneyb

    jonsidneyb Well-Known Member

    I don't plan on using the domain name. I registered it when I saw what I thought a couple of new owners where talked down to pretty badly when they asked some questions. I was in a really bad mood when I saw those posts and I went and registered them. The next day I told myself i would never use it. Then when I saw the lawsuit I thought about it again.
  11. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

    I agree that even a non-business Paypal account, something that the XF team can use and not have to funnel through the business, but to assist in the legal costs to get the best lawyers or atleast exceptional lawyers that will likely be required for the duration. The duration is typically the killer part of the costs, not the sole costs themselves.

    I don't agree that a store would suffice, because you make little from such things, and people think twice about paying $25 for a mug by the time its shipped, then XF get about $3 from that total cost. I would rather just donate to them the $25 and let them use that completely for legal costs.
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  12. Blandt

    Blandt Well-Known Member

    Don't be sorry , just plain angry ;)
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  13. Blandt

    Blandt Well-Known Member

    Get in touch with the involved parties and set it up.
    And everyone will spread the word ...
  14. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

    I am hoping Kier, Mike or Ashley comment here and do just that... if enough of us are showing our support for exactly such a thing, we can all do just that and spread the word.
  15. Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Well-Known Member

    Actually it would be better if they didn't comment and that it was set up for them. That way they couldn't be accused of trying to get even more than just the price of the software from their community.
  16. crossovernetwork

    crossovernetwork Active Member

    why not vBulletintheback.com ? ;)
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  17. Chimpie

    Chimpie Well-Known Member

    vbullies.com is available. lol
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  18. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    This is a very good idea. ;)

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  19. jonsidneyb

    jonsidneyb Well-Known Member

    It is a fantastic Idea.
  20. Blandt

    Blandt Well-Known Member

    I just registered vbullies.com Thank you Chimpie , Ready to be transfered to the trustee ;)
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