[wp-hackers] Blatant Copying of Plugin Code
lee at designchemical.com
Mon Oct 3 00:59:58 UTC 2011
OK. Thanks for the info
On 03/10/2011 07:53, Otto wrote:
> 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:
>> 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.
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