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To help with the scale of the project, two additional developers, Freddie Bingham and Mike Sullivan were brought on to help finish v Bulletin 2.
Kier Darby was brought on during the v Bulletin 2.0 Beta phase to further development.
v Bulletin 4 was described in this announcement as "an extensive rewrite of the v Bulletin system.
The lawsuit alleges "widespread infringement and unlawful exploitation" of v Bulletin's source code and "equally damaging misappropriation of trade secrets" developed and owned by v Bulletin with "investments of millions of dollars over the last ten years." The lawsuit further alleges that the developers of Xen Foro Ltd.
"took with them virtually every type of document a competitor would need to enter the market and unlawfully create a competing bulletin board software program." Since the initial release of the v Bulletin forum product in 2000, there have been many changes and improvements.
v Bulletin 3.6 was released as a stable version on 3 August 2006.
On 4 July 2007 Jelsoft announced that Jelsoft had been acquired by Internet Brands, which promised significant investment in software development.Initially, it was designed solely as a rewrite of UBB, in PHP using My SQL, and was meant only for their own forum.