Never thought I’d have to publish this on my personal blog but I’d like to draw attention to the license:

For any CC work that you use from this site, please use the following attribution:

This work by Dougie Richardson is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.5 UK: Scotland License. Based on a work at, permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at

I chanced upon a site earlier (not linking to it – as I see no need to further their hits) where my post has been lifted verbatim and reprinted as the owner’s – with my name and as a link right at the end. ┬áIt’s not asking much that if anything helps you, redistribute it under the same terms and give credit where it’s due.

Certainly don’t want to see someone else’s name attached at the top!

2 Replies to “Licensing”

  1. Wait! How is it that you say they didn’t give credit where credit is due, yet you say this site did include a link and your name at the end? I understand that maybe they didn’t due it in the fashion you would like, but it seems that they did give you credit for being the author of the post, unless I’m missing something.

    1. I mightn’t have phrased it well, the link is embedded in my name. The article is posted in a Blogger post under someone’s name with mine tacked on the end – it reads as though someone else wrote it.

      The site has articles lifted from several posts to Planet Ubuntu with many, many Google ads.

      In any case, the terms are clearly stated and this person has chosen to ignore them. That they have given credit is irrelevant – its not a question of referencing someone or linking to someone or even taking portions of a post, its a flat out cut and paste of an entire post!

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