[theme-reviewers] Theme Copy

Justin Tadlock justin at justintadlock.com
Sun Nov 10 00:23:16 UTC 2013

And, here's an example of how I handled exactly what Otto is saying once 

The theme author attributed the work in the next version.  No big deal.  
Just post on the Trac ticket.  The reviewer and the theme author can 
both see it.

On 11/9/2013 4:59 PM, Otto wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 9, 2013 at 4:54 PM, Sakin Shrestha <info at catchinternet.com 
> <mailto:info at catchinternet.com>> wrote:
>     Yes Otto, I wanted that only. I wanted reviewer attention to the
>     author that at least that they give proper copyright attribution
>     to the original work.
>     -Sakin
> Right. I get that. Perfectly legitimate request.
> So what you do is you go to the trac and find that theme's most recent 
> ticket. Here's the one for Attitude, for example:
> http://themes.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/14636
> Then you leave a friendly comment saying that this theme appears to be 
> based on whatever, and that it seems to lack proper attribution.
> Next time the theme comes up for review, the theme reviewer will 
> examine previous tickets (hopefully), see that comment, and make sure 
> it has the attribution added. If not, then they can require that for 
> the theme to be approved. Or they can flag it up as an exact copy, or 
> whatever.
> For theme reviewers to see anything, it must be brought up in-ticket. 
> That's what they're looking at and working with.
> -Otto
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