I’m very happy to be on open source movement, and it ’ll be great to hear about what people have achieved
- Open source in 2015: A year of growth
- Introducing the Open Source Hub
- Open Source at Apple
- Emerging Best Practices • Ash Furrow
Writing this was much simpler because I was able to look at other people plugins, mostly those related to console, without them being open sourcing it would be more work to figure this stuff out with hopper.
Open source helps us move forward, learn and share together
The dark side of the Force
Luke: Is the dark side stronger?
Yoda: No, no, no. Quicker, easier, more seductive.
It’s a pain to see plagiarism around
Open source softwares are in fact intellectual properties, and the authors should get acknowledgement for the work that they do.
It’s not fair to take the credit of other’s work and not giving any attribution
By its nature, open source software has a unique relationship with intellectual property rights
One thing that’s not up for debate in most circles is that it’s dishonest and disingenuous to take someone else’s project, modify it slightly, and call it your own.
Further, regardless of whether or not a project crosses that line, it must (by the terms of most open source licenses) acknowledge the original work/author.
And the reaction
It’s always sad to see blatant plagiarism, and I think it really hurts the community more than the author itself. It gives people a good reason to keep the sources private.
I often hear people say that
It is easier to find good developer than developer with good attitude
Github also states that
We understand and agree that copying others' work without permission goes against the spirit of the open source community
Do the right things
- Licenses for OSS Code
- How do I properly credit an original code’s developer for her open source contribution?
Is it MIT ’s fault? Definitely no
False choice. Giving up freedom does not lead to more security, just less freedom.
- Don’t take things personally
- It’s hard to be perfect, but we can learn to do the right things
- We may do the wrong things, but don’t worry, there ’ll be help via Issues and Pull Requests