against Xen Foro Ltd., and its founders Kier, Mike and Ashley.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.
In 2005, v Bulletin 3.5 was released that addressed some of the shortcomings of 3.0 (discussed later on).
v Bulletin 3.6 was released as a stable version on 3 August 2006.
In February 2000, the two decided that it would be better to write their own solution as both were unfamiliar with the software's code and thus unable to optimize it.
Initially, it was designed solely as a rewrite of UBB, in PHP using My SQL, and was meant only for their own forum.
Improvements include private messaging between users, attaching polls to threads, unlimited forum nesting, user avatars, and a user control panel. Initially, version 3.0 was intended to be an extension of the 2.x release that would improve performance and user experience.
However, as time progressed, it proved to be a complete rewrite.v Bulletin 5 ile beraber Jelsoft tarafından bulut hizmetide verilmeye başlamıştır. As their site grew, they noticed that their software, written in Perl using a flat-file database, could not always cope with the number of users they had.Yıllık lisans aktif olduğu andan itibaren bir yıl sürelidir fakat süresiz lisansın adından da anlaşılacağı gibi bitiş süresi yoktur sadece aktif olduğu günden bir yıl sonra lisansın tekrar güncelleştirilmesi gerekmektedir.Bu güncelleştirme olmazsa yeni çıkan v Bulletin sürümleri kullanılamaz.After subsequent minor releases of their Software, the two decided to start working on a new version that would be more than a rewrite of UBB: they wanted to turn their software into a competitive solution for forums.