[Greasemonkey] Greasemonkeyed.com, userscript.org, forums, source code, and the future of our community

Jason Schramm jason.schramm at gmail.com
Wed Aug 3 17:34:23 EDT 2005

Ultimately it should be up to the developer of the script. Do you want
to allow people to completely rewrite your script and still have that
considered a branch of your own? Though I guess this goes back to
having developers choose a license. If they make it GPL there's not
much they can say about derivative works that are correctly

But the system should also be simple, and branching will complicate
things. How hard do we want to make it to find a script to use? If you
have to choose among 5 versions of the same script it will be
confusing and a big turnoff.


On 8/3/05, Alex Thomson <abthomson at gmail.com> wrote:
> To branch or not to branch...
> Not having branching will probably lead to a somewhat cluttered
> directory with lots of very similar scripts that may even share a lot
> of common code.  This confuses everybody and decreases the quality of
> the scripts.
> With linear revisions, there is really only one current revision.
> Differences of opinion will lead to either back-and-forth edits, (like
> in Wikipedia, where branching isn't really feasible) forking, (see
> above), or, worst of all, people not bothering to share their scripts
> at all.
> -Alex
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