I would like to fork a repository on GitHub (let's call this A) so that I can modify a few things. If I were to try and make a pull request, I don't think it would be merged as they changed the focus of that project, and it's not active.
A is registered under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license. If I create a new repository myself, (let's call this B), will I be allowed to do that?
If I am, will I only need to mention the name/link of the original repository and readme to fulfill the requirements of that license? I want my repository (B) to be open source. I'm wondering whether I also need written permission from the author, as well.
I've read Rules/Guidelines about forking a project vs. creating a new one, but I'm not sure if this is entirely similar. It didn't explicitly seem to be the same issue that I am facing.