In opensource, plagiarism is all around, and more or less used by everyone. For instance, some utilities Apple snipes from FreeBSD installations, do rebuilds and add their names to credits.
I'm not saying that plagiarism is good, but UNIX would not have survived without plagiarism.
And being opensourced, at least add a disclaimer that if you actually use parts of this software/interface, give credits, instead of not mentioning and complaining when it happens.
Of course everyone appreciates good work, Michel, and I'm sorry if I'm too blunt on this one -- but seriously, it wouldn't be good if you save-guarded all
your work, and say "You can't copy my work in any way". How, then, is improvement going to be carried out?
I would suggest the 'take, but give back' strategy -- where you allow people to modify the software and give themselves credit for it -- provided they, in turn, give credit to the original developers, keeping original disclaimers intact in new code/user interface.
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