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No,dballerp said:I don't even understand what their claim is about. What, some rookie forum will steal some of their customers and they're just mad>
Not sure, only they might know the answer to that..sng said:Yea, but did they really use any codes from Vbulletin? If they did then VB have all the rights to sue them, but if they wrote it from scratch they should be able to market Xenforo.
Vbulletin isn't stating that they used actual vbulletin code, just that they used IDEAS from vbulletin to make their code and or skills they learned from vbulletin to make their code.el canadiano said:Why would they even need vBulletin code, as I have said before.
When a major new version comes out (save vBulletin 4 and SMF), the code is usually rewritten. phpBB 3 and IPB 3 were examples of this, as they did not use any code from version 2 (likewise, MyBB 2.0 will not use MyBB 1.x code).
Kier stated it himself on the interview with Jonathan.
dballerp said:I understand your point. However, there are still flaws with it.
Your talking about researching something in medicine. First, this is just a forum hosting software. It's not specific like these medicine researching facilities.
Next, I could probably get ideas for a forum host by looking at several of forums made under it. I never worked there, but I can see the general design and concept. Working there, I would understand if they copied big chunks of the code, but as far as I can tell, they never have. So still, not a good claim at all.
And finally, we've never even seen how good xenoforo is going to be. If they sold only 20 licenses (overall) then vBulletin would have never come up with this claim in the first place.
I still stand my opinion that they're scared of losing customers and instead of making their services better, weed out the small ones which, lets face it, we don't know how well it will do
Toups said:Yes and no, you're entitled to your own opinion.
Let's give an example. If you worked at a company that was researching new leads in medicine. Let's say you and the company worked on a project researching for 5 years until something was figured out and created that was great, using others work not only your own to do so.
Then you left the company and made your own company researching the same thing. You would be far more advanced on the subject then anyone else because you had previously spent 5 years researching it already so you would be much farther along by using your experience with the original company.
Basically you create a new company and get to skip the time of having to figure things out because you had already done that or learned it from others' work at your original company.
Ethical? To some
If you spent years figuring something out with someone, they left you and used their experience/knowledge gained from you to finish or make the same "genre" of "item" would that be fair to you or others?
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