So essentially, I once downloaded some script off github, forgot about it, then thought "Why not modify it!" and thus now decided to push it to my github account...
Question is though, do i keep the copyright details in the code? What do i do with it? I didn't fork it because i thought it would be weird to fork it just to add my own modification to it, and preferred to start "fresh".
I did do the following though:
- Use the same license as the original author, which is the MIT license.
- Give due credit at the end of the readme on the original repo.
But what else should i do? Should i just add my own name and dates in the copyright details of the script with theirs or? Any advice/feedback welcome.
I know i could do this, but i believe that only apply to forks as mentioned. I also didn't keep the "brand" name and changed the name of the project (but kept the copyright details in the modification).
I also know i could do this too but the advice mainly suggest to "put it at the beginning of the file", while the current copyright notice is put in the middle (which is the one printed on screen when listing flag options)...Does that still apply here?
Here is the repo i made for details.