bill - 2:28 am on Oct 5, 2010 (gmt 0)
vBulletin vs. vBulletin?
The current makers of vBulletin are suing the former developers of vBulletin in an effort to disrupt the launch of their new competing forum software.
Internet Brands claims against Xenforo [vbulletin.com]
Internet Brands today has commenced a lawsuit in the courts of England and Wales against Xenforo, and its founders, Kier, Mike and Ashley. The lawsuit is about these claims: infringement of our copyrighted intellectual property, breach of contract, and unfair business practices.
The suit is simple: we claim that Kier, Mike, and Ashley have infringed and violated contracts they signed with us to gain unfair business advantage. As such, Xenforo's software unfairly stands on the shoulders of more than a decade of development by Jelsoft. Internet Brands owns this intellectual property.
A lot of people at the Xenforo forums [xenforo.com] are quite upset by this turn of events. Xenforo was about to open a paid beta program today (October 5). Is this is going to put a damper on their plans?