[wp-hackers] giving original plugin author credit when altering code

Doug Stewart dstewart at atl.lmco.com
Tue Sep 19 15:27:18 GMT 2006

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Scott Plumlee wrote:
> Is there a de facto/approved/agreed upon/'hey, that works!' method for
> giving an original plugin author credit when extending his/her plugin?
> I've got a couple of plugins that I love to use, but I sometimes make a
> couple of changes to them to tweak them exactly as I want.  I don't know
> if I should create a new plugin based off the original and give credit
> somehow, or just patch the plugin whenever a new version from the
> original author comes out.
> Any preferences from plugin authors on the list? I've read this:
> http://codex.wordpress.org/Writing_a_Plugin#Plugin_File_Structure, so
> I'm wondering if adding some sort of 'Original Plugin Name' line to give
> the correct credit.

A lot depends upon the license that people choose. If the original is
GPL'd, you do have to keep the original licensing terms and conditions
intact before redistributing the plugin.

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