Taking over a project on BukkitDev without author permission

Discussion in 'BukkitDev Information and Feedback' started by dadaemon, Jan 9, 2012.

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  1. Hey there Bukkiteers,

    I've got a question. I'm using a plugin called MyTitles (http://dev.bukkit.org/server-mods/mytitles) and want to take over the development of this plugin. The author has abandoned the plugin (last message is from oktober 21st) and is MIA.

    The plugin has an MIT license so I could use the source and make a new version (what I already did.) I could create a new project but that would only clutter BukkitDev with the same plugin twice.

    Is it possible for me to take over this plugin without the authors approval? I don't need full author rights. Just enough to upload files and change pages.

    Many thanks for your response!
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    You can try getting in contact with the author, sending them a PM on dev.bukkit.org or here (if you know their username) and allowing them to add you as an author/create a new project.

    Othwise, you can always create a 'Fork' of the plugin, not copying the code but creating your own version with more features.

    (E.G xWarp is a Fork of MyWarp)
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    Don Redhorse

    PM him... Last login
    16 hours ago

    and post in his threads... as long as he is active currently you can't really do a lot ... except do a fork like saul100 suggested..​

    I know how that is :-(​
  4. Problem is. I don't want to fork and rename it. As the plugin is already complete. Only a few bugs and features that needs adding.
    Thanks. I've send him a PM on BukkitDev because his forum account says this: dannycrafts was last seen: Dec 2, 2011

    But for my state of mind. Is it possible to take over a plugin when it's abandoned? Or do I have to fork it? That way I can be sure about my actions :)
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    Forking it with a different name is probably the best way to avoid confusion
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    Don Redhorse

    you can... trust me... on dev.bukkit it is not even a problem... more here as you need to watch 2 threads and people always post in the old one still..
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    16 hours ago, what? Where'd you get that number.
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    Don Redhorse

    dev.bukkit... extreme BukkitDev Staff powers.... go user page :)
  9. Seriously off-topic!
    OMG! Your 42! I tought I was old ;)

    On-topic. Thanks for the suggestions. Will wait for a reply, if none, I will fork it.
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    Oh. That page... I see he doesn't frequent this forum anymore.

    @dadaemon : Better luck messaging him on dev.bukkit then!
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    Don Redhorse

    well not THAT makes me old :)

    a PM also sometimes work... well at least one time a developer came back looked at the pm but didn't respond and disappeared again.. In this case a fork would be best and using an other name... you should give credit though one way or the other
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    You're adding bugs?!
    ZNickq, steaks4uce and TnT like this.
  13. Yeah... I like those little critters ;)
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    Well, sometimes we can't do what we want but what we must ;) The original project isn't yours and while the license allows you to use the code and do your own thing it's not the old project any longer.

    - Stackoverflow

    (Btw, thanks Don Redhorse for apparently being older than me. I was worried ;))
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    Don Redhorse



    EDIT by Moderator: merged posts, please use the edit button instead of double posting.
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