[wp-hackers] Copyright violations by plugin in the WordPress plugin directory.

Joost de Valk joost at joostdevalk.nl
Fri Jun 27 22:47:01 GMT 2008


while I do not include a GPL, the GPL is implicit due to my uploading  
it to wordpress.org (I'll make sure a next version does carry a GPL  
btw), if he did not think of it that way, he's breaking "normal"  
copyright, which would allow me to take out his entire website with a  
DMCA notice (still not planning on that :) ).

And damn it, all I want is credit, nothing more, nothing less :)


On Jun 28, 2008, at 12:39 AM, Mike Little wrote:

> The facts are fairly simple but often missed.
> In order to enforce the GPL someone has to own the copyright in the  
> 'program'.
> They should declare their copyright in the 'program'  source files,
> and include a copy of the licence.
> Anyone who distributes a modified version or a new work derived from
> it is *required* to include their copyright notices and a copy of the
> license.
> Here are the relevant FAQs.
> http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#WhoHasThePower
> http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#IWantCredit
> See also http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-howto.html
> Mike
> -- 
> Mike Little
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