Credits Was:Re: [Project_owners] Uninstall - file delete

travis diesel69power at
Mon Sep 29 12:10:43 EDT 2003

I'm pretty new here, but what I've been doing while developing is if I
"borrow" code from another project I'll leave credit in my code if the
previous code was commented.  If there was nothing of significance in the
comments I'll credit the project/person when I release my project.  Is this
wrong of me?  If anyone wants credit for my code I don't really care since
I'm not trying to sell it or anything, but I'll understand if others don't
fell the same way.


PS:  As far as notes spam goes I've only received one so far:
"Very nice project, I´ll follow your progress. Please visit also my website:
[url deleted]
it has an excellent design, give me your opinion."
MS has a free tool called: Web Application Stress Tool.  We use it all the
time where I work for benchmarking web sites that we develop.  It basically
brings a server to its knees.  I'm thinking of benchmarking the spammers
site so that I can give him my opinion on whether or not the site has an
excellent design or not.  ;-)
I should just post a URL to the site's competitor.  Basically the site was a
Spanish version of Travelocity or Expedia.

----- Original Message ----- 
> Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2003 15:57:21 +0200
> From: Erwin Wessels <erwin at>
> Subject: Re: [Project_owners] Uninstall - file delete
> To: Mozdev Project Owners List <project_owners at>
> Message-ID: <3F783A41.4030507 at>
> HJ wrote:
> >Erwin Wessels <erwin at> wrote:
> >
> >>HJ wrote:
> >>
> >>>Jed <jedbro at> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>>Erwin Wessels wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>>Hi,
> >>>>>In creating an uninstall script run from my (TB) extension, I've
> >>>>>succeeded in doing everything _except_ deleting my jar (i.e.
> >>>>>chrome/quickreply.jar). When I try to do that, I get an access denied
> >>>>>error. Clues?
> >>>>>-Erwin
> >>>>>
> >>>>Sounds nice :)
> >>>>I don't know how far along you are on your endevour, but you might
> >>>>to check out Piro's extensions Unregister
> >>>>(A very nice, easy to use un-installer). It also doesn't delete the
> >>>>file.
> >>>>But unregisters all RDF listings/overlays and prefs used by the
> >>>>
> >>>>I use it in quicknote if you want to see how to implement it.
> >>>>Cheers
> >>>>
> >>>What? I feel sick. I wrote that over a year ago for DevEdge. Doron even
used it, fucking hell what an idiot. That's the second pulls tricks like
> >>>
> >>Hmm.. I've actually included that lib in the Quick Reply extension -
> >>with the name in the source taking credit under the uninstall button. If
> >>it was you instead, I'd be more than happy to change the name - just let
> >>me know.
> >>Cheers,
> >>Erwin
> >>
> >No, I don't want that. He obviously copied my source, again, and made it
a javascript 'class' but I didn't, so technical it's not 100% the same. Also
note that it's not about getting my name in other project, no need, but
people gotta respect other peoples hard work. They can't just copy it and
put their name in it, after moving/renaming code, because it's 'open' aka
steal freeware source!
> >
> IC. I believe in credit when credit's due, though, so if you want that,
> I'll include your name as well. 'based on', or s'thing. If you don't
> want that, it's fine by me, I mean, bottom line for me is that it works
> (and it does - and that God for that, it makes things a lot easier).
> At this point I was going to say something about a general uninstaller
> of extensions, but checking Bugzilla I found out that it's quite a
> mess... So I won't.
> -E

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