We have given an interview to InfoQ about the IceFaces forking PrimeFaces code lately and we would like to make one final announcement regarding this;
The link of the interview is;
As stated in the interview, our point never has been legal, PrimeFaces has Apache license which permits this, we have just wanted to spread the word that a competitor has based their code on PrimeFaces without giving enough attribution to the original work. After the first announcement IceFaces has added these two faq pages;
States the list of PrimeFaces components forked, we’ve looked in detail again and slider, dateTimeEntry and core framework aka core.js is also PrimeFaces powered.
The page above includes a couple of statements we disagree, most important one is;
PrimeFaces was advised of our decision to fork the library and the rational behind it in June of 2011.
We haven’t been advised at all, if it was true do you think our initial reaction would be like this? IceSoft’s claim that 100% forked components are enhanced is also wrong, we’ve seen that most of the time just the package names are changed and code is same. It seems IceSoft has started lying to get out of the mess they are in.
IceSoft has added appropriate public information as faqs which satisfies us and we’ve added them to our whouses page, so we would like to move on, leave all these behind and focus on future PrimeFaces Development now. In general we see this as a good thing in the end, even our competitors are powered by PrimeFaces. This is yet another reason why we have this motto;
“Always bet on, Prime”
Even our competitors do it.