Can you upload free-plugin forks?

Discussion in 'Spigot Discussion' started by Dramatically, Feb 2, 2020.

  1. Title. I made an edit/fork of a free plugin and was wondering if I could re-upload it so others could use it.
     
  2. Legally yes, so I would assume so. Just make sure that it would be considered different, so you haven't just gone and reformatted a ton of things, you've actually made significant additions or changes.

    Just make sure you follow their licenses if you want to be truly safe. It's also just a little bit scummy not to follow their licenses.

    I would recommend waiting for a more expert opinion.
     
  3. I have just asked the plugin author, the plugin license allows plugin modification and distribution but I am not sure if this falls under both
     
  4. You might want to ask the author if he's willing to accept your changes as a pull request. Or maybe make a plugin which is an add-on to the original.
     
  5. Yeah. Hell, you're even legally allowed to upload forks of paid plugins too (see SavageFactions and the like) because of GPL's rules. Not that I'd recommend doing it.