[wp-hackers] Copyright violations by plugin in the WordPress
jared at pacific22.com
Fri Jun 27 22:40:32 GMT 2008
That much we can definitely agree on :-)
I do think it can be interesting to explore these issues too; just
hoping no one gets their blood pressure up to high over it...
On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 3:37 PM, Joost de Valk <joost at joostdevalk.nl> wrote:
> While we do not agree on the violation, I'm certainly not planning any
> DMCA's :P
> I just think they people / person who did this is an *&^*-hole, and am
> trying to see the scope of what I could do about it :)
> On Jun 28, 2008, at 12:35 AM, Jared Bangs wrote:
>> 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>
>>>>>> 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
>>>>> 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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