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Best practices when forking code base

I have a question as to the proper best practices revolving forking code. I've taken code base licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 and brought significant ...
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If I fork an open source project and make improvements in the fork, will it or I offend the original authors? [duplicate]

I have identified a couple of open source projects on that are not being kept up to date for many months. I have used them for personal use, and now want to make enhancements to them and ...
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Licensing on forked projects

I forked a project that hasn't been maintained for a while now. I have a lot of changes I'd like to implement and want to actively maintain the project and keep it open source. How does the licensing ...
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Forking a repo on GitHub but allowing new issues on the fork [closed]

I have previously forked other people's repos on GitHub, and I have noticed that issues stay with the original repo, and that I can't file issues on the forked repo. I now have the following task. I ...
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How to avoid being forked into oblivion by a more powerful contributor?

As recently reported here: Xamarin has forked Cocos2D-XNA, a 2D/3D game development framework, creating a cross-platform library that can be included in PCL projects. However the founder of ...
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Git: Branch or Fork?

I have a game project that will have two versions: A simple version of the game, the core. An advanced version of the game. I have the 1st version in my public repository, and only I will be ...
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Forking an open source project nicely

It's time. You've worked long and hard to add your vision to the open source project you love, on which you've worked, debated, and to which you've contributed inestimable amounts of code and insight....
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Forking project on Github process

There is a project on Github that I mostly like and want to use. There are a few things I want to do differently/remove that doesn't make sense for what I want/need. Also I want to add a few things as ...
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Is git-flow in the spirit of git? [closed]

The question is pretty self-explanatory. I've had some experience with git-flow, and not much more true experience with plain git before that. (I was using it more as a backup-provider.) I'm ...
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Forking an open source project using Git

There is an open source project that I want to fork for my own reasons. It currently has a Git mirror of its main SVN repository which I can use. What are the best techniques for forking a project ...
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