There is no “my” in open source
Nadia Eghbal

There certainly is a “My” in open source. It’s the copyright holder, and most projects have one, except the ones that are specifically donated to the public domain.

However, by making it open source, the author has granted everyone an unrevokable license for others to use and modify.

So while it’s perfectly within NPM’s right to re-publish the source, they are bound to whatever license it was published under, and the original author is not.

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