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

Jared Bangs jared at pacific22.com
Fri Jun 27 22:35:27 GMT 2008

I should probably clarify that I'm in NO WAY associated with either
party in this, nor am I defending the behavior. Just wanted to make
sure people weren't getting all worked up (talking about DMCA
takedowns, etc.) when the "violation" may not actually hold water,
outside of common courtesy.

On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 3:31 PM, Jared Bangs <jared at pacific22.com> wrote:
> 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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