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Sun Oct 10 05:34:24 EDT 2010
Ethan Blanton wrote:
> Note that Thomas Butter was a Google Summer of Code student for Pidgin
> a number of years back, so it is perfectly valid for his name to be in
> Pidgin-related code. I haven't looked at the code in question, so I
> don't know what exactly the circumstances are, but I did want to make
> sure Thomas gets credit where credit is due. He's one of us. :-)
Summer of code is also mentioned, and there is some danger, if you hit
those particular files, that one might think the plugin was a product of
the summer of code. There is actually a technical moral rights
violation here, as well, as those files have been modified, at least to
substitute a new plugin name, but are being represented as the sole work
My assumption is that Thomas Butter has nothing to do with this plugin
except that someone chose his code, as an example of a plugin, to use as
the starting point for their code.
Emails are not formal business letters, whatever businesses may want.
RFC1855 says there should be an address here, but, in a world of spam,
that is no longer good advice, as archive address hiding may not work.
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