[Qgis-developer] Plugin development from amateur...

Alister Hood Alister.Hood at synergine.com
Wed Mar 7 16:03:50 EST 2012

> Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2012 16:54:48 +0100
> From: Werner Macho <werner.macho at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Qgis-developer] Plugin development from amateur...
> To: jr.morreale at enoreth.net
> Cc: qgis-developer at lists.osgeo.org
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> Hi!
> I just want to think public about this "forking" plugins problem:
> IMHO if the "old" functionality is preserved and the plugin is
> extended and has the same functionality plus a little (a lot) more..
> than it would be good to contact the maintainer and collaborate with him..
> If the old functionality is gone and it is a pretty much new plugin
> I'd vote to create a new plugin and give credits to the "inspirator"
> of the former plugin with "based on the plugin xyz created by" ..
> just my 2??
> kind regards
> Werner

But surely if the new plugin still uses any code from the old plugin it will need to retain its copyright notices and license.  Credit for "inspiration" won't be enough.


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