He doesn't need to do anything with them. They are his lines of code. However, they were contributed to an Open Source project, so since he has filed a DMCA complaint, will not be getting their rights given back to him... For the record, I am not on his side in all of this. What he did was immature. I am simply pointing out things //I also don't want to continue derailing this thread, so I think we should carry this on in a PM if you're interested in further continuing the conversation.