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This project has been renamed Fox Trails at the request of David Heinemeier Hansson, the author and trademark holder of Rubyon Rails.
What exactly was the problem? Surely he has no legal right to make you change the name. VFP on Rails is definitely a different word.

He may or may not (IANAL) have a legal right - however, in the spirit of community, it likely is a good decision to make. Ruby on Rails isn't the only MVC (Model View Controller) web model around and that is the basis for Fox Trails. --- Andrew MacNeill
When I found out that David had received a trademark for the term Rails, I asked him for permission to use it. He felt it might be confusing for developers who use Rubyon Rails to have a similarly named framework with a different backend language. I can see his point, so I offered to rename VoR to Fox Trails.
( Topic last updated: 2007.04.26 01:29:55 PM )