[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #5509: Notify users of changes to plugin ownership

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#5509: Notify users of changes to plugin ownership
 Reporter:  ianatkins         |       Owner:  (none)
     Type:  enhancement       |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal            |   Milestone:
Component:  Plugin Directory  |  Resolution:
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Comment (by ianatkins):

 @greenshady Thanks for your work on Members. Sincerely hope you managed to
 be financially rewarded for your time spent. Wouldn't feel bad about
 selling it, I don't think the new owner is being too egregious - it's just
 you were such a reliable steward of the plugin that the new changes
 started to become obvious.

 @Ipstenu With your example, for a company changing hands externally of
 WordPress, then presumably the brand and privacy policy would be less
 prone to change. But agree you'd be limited here.

 Think for the most part, the issue here is individual plugins changing
 hands and not companies and/or portfolios of multiple plugins being
 brought ( but you guys probably have more insight here ).

 Would suspect most ownership changes involve a change of the plugin into a
 different account and/or brand with retention on the plugin name. But if
 an account name doesn't change, but ownership does, perhaps a website or
 email domain change could be used as an indicator - and be fairly easy to

 Think anything that can be done, however small would be a positive for
 users - as searching over the forums this is something thats causes
 confusion and is going to keep coming up:

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/5509#comment:3>
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