For educational purposes I've open sourced my blog on GitHub (https://github.com/nehalist/nehalist.io), which is based on a fork of an MIT licensed repo (https://github.com/gatsbyjs/gatsby-starter-default).
I haven't changed the license until I released version 1.0. With this release I switched to a proprietary license.
Since I've open sourced my blog multiple people cloned or forked it and published pretty much exact copies of my blog - even with the exact same content (just replaced my name with theirs).
When I tried to contact them and politely explained that publishing exact copies of my work was not the intent of open sourcing it they just reply with "it was released under MIT back then".
At this point I'm confronted with a couple of issues:
- everyone could just check out an earlier version of my blog (before 1.0 was released where the license was changed) and publish an exact copy of my blog.
- I can't just make the repo private due to Travis.
I honestly didn't think of the possibility that people would simply "steal" my entire site and simply replace my name with theirs (some of them even use the same random facts on the about page).
Anyone got an idea what I can do in this case? Thanks.