Your faq page says;
PrimeFaces was advised of our decision to fork the library and the rational behind it in June of 2011.
This is a LIE and misleading information to the public as you've never done that. You've offered sponsorship over PrimeFaces and we've declined because we don't want a competitor to touch PrimeFaces. Since we declined and as license permitted you've decided to copy/fork PrimeFaces codebase.
If you are going to pronounce things as being "truthful" you should at least get your facts straight. We did import approximately 30 of the PF components into the ICEfaces 3.0 ACE compoenent library, alongside a number of other YUI, jQuery and other custom components.
30+ components you say, as I've stated that is %75+ of PrimeFaces Ace. I spent hours on IceFaces Ace component source code before we reveal it to the public. Check out Panel component comparison at;
That doesn't look improved to me, only package names are renamed to ice. Afaik changing package names are not improving the code. Maybe before commenting you need to talk to the developers in your team who handled the copying or so called improving.
We are pretty transparent about how and why things were done, with relevant details as to what exactly we did and why we did them outlined here:
Are you kidding? Everyone knows you put that faq page up to get out of the mess you are in after we announced that you copied our code and advertised it like it was yours.
If you didn't want your Apache based open source code to be used in the manner permitted by the license, you shouldn't have released it under open source in the first place. Oh right! You had to because the PF library itself relies on other third party open source code from other third party developers, jQuery etc.
We believe in open source and Apache license suits PrimeFaces the best, we just couldn't estimate that a competitor will copy/paste our code and advertise it like their own product. You copied PrimeFaces 2, PrimeFaces 3 have lots own native widgets we've written ourselves.
It is unfortunate that instead of providing an alternative solution to the JSF ecosystem, you've decided to copy the code of your competitor. Your action is pathetic! Anyway will you be updating IceFaces codebase to PrimeFaces 3?