[development] Privatemsg needs a better maintainer

Larry Garfield larry at garfieldtech.com
Sat Apr 19 22:00:45 UTC 2008

On Saturday 19 April 2008, Nancy Wichmann wrote:
> Naheem Zaffar wrote:
> > Privatemsg needs a better maintainer
> > I would help, but most of it is above and beyond my coding ability.
> Naheem, this could be a great way to improve your coding ability.  Study
> how other modules do similar things, then adapt it to your needs.  There's
> no such thing as plagiarism when it comes to coding.
> Nancy E. Wichmann, PMP

Of course there is.  If I tried to pass off, say, Panels 2 as something that I 
wrote, that's plagiarism, dishonest, wrong, and other bad things.  If I took 
time to study Panels 2, learn from it, and then wrote something myself using 
a lot of the same techniques and ideas because I thought they were good 
techniques and ideas, that's Open Source working exactly as intended. :-)

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