I happened across Riobel today and for a minute I thought I was looking at the MySQL home page. The Riobel page is such an obvious ripoff that my confusion seems pretty well founded.

In case they change it, here are two screenshots: MySQL and Riobel. You judge.

Posted by jzawodn at January 22, 2004 11:25 AM

Reader Comments
# tfr said:

Actually, Jim already spotted it yesterday. And they have actually ripped of our previous homepage - see this for better comparison.

on January 22, 2004 11:43 AM
# Darryl VanDorp said:

isn't imitation some sort of flattery?

on January 22, 2004 01:07 PM
# Adam Kalsey said:

Larry: Let me guess. They would have been much better off had they ripped of the Postgres site...

Yup, stolen right down to the HTML code and the file names of the images.

Unfortunately for Riobel, the top Google result for their company name will soon point out that they are theives. But I'm sure you didn't intend for that to happen.

on January 22, 2004 03:23 PM
# Larry said:

I'm sure Postgres' site is of much better quality.

on January 22, 2004 03:32 PM
# incognito said:

Looks like they are scared... the took down the pages.

on January 22, 2004 06:54 PM
# Larry said:

It's likely the other way around - mysql ab ripped off Riobel's pages.

on January 22, 2004 09:36 PM
# Scott Johnson said:

Ah, great to see you back Larry. You've always got such insightful commentary to add here.

on January 25, 2004 04:48 PM
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