[wp-hackers] Blatant Copying of Plugin Code

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Mon Oct 3 00:53:47 UTC 2011

Email plugins at wordpress.org about it. Include links to the plugins in question.


On Sun, Oct 2, 2011 at 7:40 PM, Lee Chestnutt <lee at designchemical.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Not sure if this is the correct/appropriate place to ask the question but is
> there any kind of formal complaint system where I can request that the
> plugin be removed from the wordpress.org directory?
> It has just come to our attention that a plugin, Smart Share Floating
> Buttons, which was launched earlier today on wordpress.org is an exact copy
> of a plugin we developed called slick social share buttons. In fact the
> plugin still contains links to our own website, where the "author" has
> forgotten to remove some of the links. The only changes made to the files
> are to change the author name and site to his own. In fact he couldnt
> actually be bothered to even rename files.
> Although I have emailed the "author" I imagine it wont get very far with
> someone who steals code so blatantly.
> Thanks
> Lee
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