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Though this goes without saying, I think it needs to be talked
about and legitimate lines need to be set as to what defines
"inspiration" and blatant imitations of people's work.
Everyone can clearly understand stealing or "jocking".
"JUST BECAUSE YOU CHANGE A WORD OR TWO SLIGHTLY DOESN'T MEAN IT'S
Now, applying that to coding....It's when a user takes a
code (or more often, the whole code) and removes the credit and
even goes as far as to claim it as their own work. It's quite
easy to understand that it's inexcusable and extremely rude to
However, a more foreign concept to everyone is the "inspiration"
But partie, you should be flattered that someone thinks your
artwork or your work is pleasant!
While you could claim that it should be "flattering" that
someone doesn't have enough creativity to come up with something
on their own, it's still very disrespectful to blatantly make a
mock version of someone's work without attributing anything to
the original owner.
Taking a small idea and attributing is reasonable, however making
an almost-exact replica can still be the same as jocking ones
work. Though you coded it by yourself, you still didn't have
enough creativity behind the idea to claim that you made it all
What makes a person a good "layout maker", "format maker", or
anything artistic for that matter, is that they have the driving
force behind them; that is, they have the creativity.
Sure, you can code and be great at it, but you have no creativity
whatsoever and that's only going to hurt you in the long run.