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

Alex Thomson abthomson at gmail.com
Wed Aug 3 17:47:21 EDT 2005


On 8/3/05, Jason Schramm <jason.schramm at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> documented.
>
> 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.

Unless a non-branching system means that the 4 non-original versions
simply do not get published, then branching doesn't really make this
any worse.  In an ideal implementation, it actually makes everything
clearer by indicating just how similar all these versions are.

-Alex


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