iRise vs. Axure - Community response - Patent-free thread
6 Jun 2008 - 2:53pm
4 years ago
First, my apologies to Andrei and anyone else who may be affected by having
links to patents in their email. I had NO idea about the impact.
In response to Josh Seiden who, speaking for the IxDA board, encouraged us
to come up with a plan of action, I'd like to start this new thread. To
anyone taking part in the discussion, please refrain from a discussion of
any patents, posting snippets thereof, or links to patent sites. Thanks!
The purpose of this thread is to discuss not the patent itself or whether
Axure infringed or not, but to discuss our response to this lawsuit as a
community. Regardless of whether iRise's claim is valid or not, the stated
aim of the lawsuit is to prevent Axure from selling the only thing it makes.
This eliminates competition and thus is bad for our community, so as a
community we should form some sort of response.
So far we've had a few ideas:
- Alexander Baxevanis has suggested we liase with the EFF to encourage them
to take up the case...
- Prince Arora suggested creating a "boycottirise.com" site...
What are our other options? Here are a couple of things off the top of my
- As a community, do we have the option of posting a formal response on the
IxDA site? Or does the board wish the organization to remain neutral?
- Can we put together a short petition to deliver to the iRise CEO? Who
should be the messenger? I'm guessing not me due to my acknowledged Axure
fanboy status. : )