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

Jared Bangs jared at pacific22.com
Fri Jun 27 22:31:25 GMT 2008

On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 3:28 PM, Jared Bangs <jared at pacific22.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 3:16 PM, Andrew Ferguson <andrew at fergcorp.com> wrote:
>>> It's my understanding that the GPL carries / implies NO requirement
>>> for attribution in derivative works (as Austin mentions), so I'm
>>> unclear as to what the allegation is as it relates to that.
>> All the code that de Valk writes is under his copyright purview. He still
>> owns it, but it letting other people use it.
> Yes, and by releasing it under the GPL, he has already "let" everyone
> else use it under terms that do not require those people to give
> attribution, AFAICT.

PS - Andrew, I missed your initial quote from the GPLv3, but I don't
know if you can necessarily apply that, since this plugin does not
directly reference the GPL v3. WP is under GPL v2 (IIRC), and I don't
think there is any implication that plugins in the repo are
automatically v3 if not otherwise stated. Be happy to see something
that indicates otherwise, though.

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