Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Copyright update...

Just a little follow-up on the copyright issue with the new Number 10 website. According to the original theme creator, Anthony Baggatt, he spoke to New Media Maze before answering requests from the Her Majesty's Press. They told him that they tested the Networker theme but rebuilt it from scratch.

However, Alan Lord, over at OpenSourcerer has done some diff'ing between the original theme and the files and it looks very much like they have not rebuilt from scratch but simple built on top of the originals.

3 comments:

Mike Rouse said...

Even if the works are derivative it should still maintain the credits of the original author.

Anonymous said...

Indeed, and I notice none of the red tops are picking up on this,

You should refresh their memory come parliamentary return me thinks.

The Open Sourcerer said...

Absolutely.

A derivative work is exactly that. So one cannot remove or alter the original license conditions without the copyright holder's consent.