On 27 January 2011 16:37, Christopher Cherrett wrote:
Did you ever consider, for example, _not_ assigning yourselves the
copyright in the program's About box?
This is exactly what happened with Rosegarden for "OOM1" -- fork the
project, provide a new theme, new keybindings and some new features,
change all identifying names, remove our copyrights, and put up a
promotional page about it with no reference to Rosegarden. In that
instance the credits reappeared after I objected, and I was prepared
to give them the benefit of the doubt.
Perhaps the MusE team are more relaxed about attribution than I am, or
perhaps they decided they'd prefer not to be identified with the
forked software at all. I don't know.
(No, it is not legal to take someone else's GPL software and identify
yourself as the copyright holder.)
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