Lately I see a lot of repositories where the description reads “Unofficial fork of … Disclaimer: I am NOT the author…”
Do services such as GitHub also have a negative impact on the workings-together of software authors or is it just the new way of doing things?
The forkers try to cast off responsibility by adding such disclaimers, but:
- Why don’t people even bother to contact the original author?
- Or is it the author’s fault for not being reachable?
- Or should we just fork and forget?
/grumpy old man