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  • MyBB Seems to be copied from vBulletin ?

    hi,


    MyBB Seems to be compied or ripped from vBulletin 3.4 or 3.5 version any body checked it ?

    its
    Admin CP

    Threads

    Archive

    many things...

    If its true then why not vB take action against them ?

    Thanks
    Lets
    A's - Shayari
    Miniclip Web.PK

  • #2
    Uhm...not really. It's all pretty much coded differently.

    Not to mention, modifications are installed differently for MyBB.

    Anyways, MyBB is regarded as the "vBulletin for people who cannot afford vBulletin."

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    • #3
      MyBB is a vBulletin look a like. That's all. No copied code.

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      • #4
        Exactly. What Mr. K* said.

        MyBB is great software for those who can't use vBulletin.

        Yes. You are now known as Mr. K, King Kovifor.

        Mr. K pities the foo.

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        • #5
          You may want to read this thread:
          http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showthread.php?t=89953

          It's an older thread but from the looks of it they did at one point steal code.

          Originally posted by Scott MacVicar View Post
          We already had lawyers involved regarding their previous release and we shall be reviewing this latest release when we some spare time
          Originally posted by djnoz View Post
          If you take a look at the code, the document structure is kinda the same, but the php is different. They stole the layout and some of the functionality ideas but that's about it
          Originally posted by Scott MacVicar View Post
          We've been in discussion with our lawyers reagarding previous versions and it was removed for a time but they have re-released it and we'll be in discussion with our lawyers again soon.
          and

          http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showthread.php?t=220426

          Originally posted by Scott MacVicar View Post
          We've exchanged lawyers letters with MyBB in regards to earlier versions which contained vBulletin code, they cleaned up the code and removed the bits we objected to.

          Though I'll say the code is somewhat inspired by vBulletin code, anyone who knows the vBulletin code base can see that. You might also notice the database schema is so similar that the importer for MyBB took less than an hour to write.
          Last edited by Coreye; Sat 4 Oct '08, 2:08pm.
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          • #6
            Even though MyBB is a 'look-alike." I was never a huge fan of it, I used it on 3 seperate occasions and wasn't too happy with it. I prefer vBulletin over ANY other software out there, free or paid.

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            • #7
              Of course. But, like I said, it's one of the easiest to MOD forum solutions for free users. Remember. Not everyone can afford vBulletin. Just saying. I don't really like MyBB. vBulletin all the way.

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              • #8
                Yes, vBulletin all the way

                But for those who can't afford vBulletin, and if I didn't currently have vBulletin, I certainly would be using MyBB
                Regards,
                Nick

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                • #9
                  From the free softwares, I would probably use SMF, not MyBB. If I wanted a forum to look like vBulletin, act like it, but actually be like it .. I just get a vB license.

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                  • #10
                    To me, the default look isn't important. It's just the way that it works. And MyBB is what pleases me
                    Regards,
                    Nick

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                    • #11
                      It's unbelievable how similar it is..

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ---MAD--- View Post
                        It's unbelievable how similar it is..
                        forums are forum, with threads, posts, listings, avatars, smilies... i don't see why each software would have to be waaaayyyy different to make a statement.
                        oh no, i'm not going with Xenforo... come on, i'm better than that... i stick with Wordpress... rofl

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by nexialys View Post
                          forums are forum, with threads, posts, listings, avatars, smilies... i don't see why each software would have to be waaaayyyy different to make a statement.
                          I never said they had to be "waaaayyyy" different. It just appears they were influenced far too much by the vB design.

                          Anyway 4.0 will change all of this so it's fine .

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                          • #14
                            This one also is very similar to vBulletin: http://www.molyx.com/

                            Even it's using the same name of vBulletin pages: forumdisplay, showthread... etc
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                            • #15
                              IT is like NovaBoard and IPB.

                              NovaBoard is nearly an exact copy (Including Skin) of IPB.

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