Years ago somebody created a bunch of really awesome and popular scripts. But they were not updated for a long, now they no-longer work (target platform were updated, and some changes are needed).
He hasn't released it under any license. I want to fix the bug (currently, many of the target users can't use it), and post it on GitHub, preferably under a public-domain style OSS license. I wonder what the legal ramifications might be?
I have sent an email to the author, but (let's say) he didn't reply to my email.
What we should do in the following this into 2 cases:
- If the script is posted on a private website (without any source control).
- If the script is posted on GitHub (without any licensing hints).
However, one can clearly see, that it seems open source - intended to be used/modified/whatever.