Cocoapods and Copyright claims

So what do I do about this? Or more particularly about this: “Copyright (c) 2016 tangzhentao <tangzhentaoxl@sina.cn>”? I don’t mind people using sources from my repos, but I do mind them claiming copyright. I would appreciate advice and thoughts.

Update: On Jeremy Tregunna’s advice, I sent an email: “You are welcome to create Cocoapods using my repositories, but you are not welcome to claim copyright ownership, change the license (BSD attribution in this case), or otherwise misattribute my code. ” I asked tangzhentao to correct the matter immediately.

Update: Tangzhentao responds: “I just saw this problem today in Github and then I went to check my email. Thank everybody to piont out this mistake, especially Erica Sadun. Now I have corrected this mistake. But I don’t know if I really correct this mistake. If not, please remind me, thanks.” There are no changes to the authorship or copyrights, I have asked him/her to update within 24 hours or I will contact Github.

5 Comments

  • Make a pull request! 😀 Failing that contact github.

  • Shame to know this. We have reposted this to Chinese social media, hopes he could see and correct it.

    Some Chinese developers have no respect for copyright, but there are more people start to learn and spread the right thing.

    希望大家都能尊重版权。

    • Hello everyone, I was the tangzhentao . I’m so sorry about this copyright mistake. I just saw this problem today in Github and then I went to check my email. Thank everybody to piont out this mistake, especially Erica Sadun. Now I have corrected this mistake. But I don’t know if I really correct this mistake. If not, please remind me, thanks.
      Forgive me for a beginner. I did have respect for copyright, but sometimes I don’t know how to do it. I will learn more about it and try my best to respect Copyright.
      (Forgive my poor English. Thanks!)

      • I think you’re doing the opposite. You should KEEP her name everywhere (includes the original license), instead of deleting the name everywhere.

        • I guess you can speak Chinese. 我现在把MIT License改成了BSD 3-Clause License(我在github上没找到BSDlicense,只找到了BSD 2-Clause License和BSD 3-Clause License)并且把copyright和我的名字从license中删除了。但也没有在license中提到原作者Erica Sadun。二十在readme中提到了。请问这样做可以了吗?

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