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

Rob Miller r at robm.me.uk
Tue Sep 19 15:29:03 GMT 2006

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.
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Most I've seen have just listed the original author as co-author--that 
is, set the author field to "Joe Bloggs and Dave Smith".

Rob Miller

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