I own and operate a SWGEmu game server, whose base code is provided by the SWGEmu project, and is provided under GNU Affero General Public License v3.0. I understand I can modify the files they provide as long as I credit the source, make note that I have modified it, and what modifications I have made, leave my source code visible to the users, and don't delete any reference to the copyright/license.
But I have added MANY C++ and Lua files to my forked repository that I've written myself. Another server owner has been copying these files from my public repo, and in cases where I have stated our server name in them, he has changed the reference to his server name, and denies that they are my work. I have clearly recorded commit history showing when I created my files, and they predate his. Are my personally created files covered under AGPL if I did not specifically designate them as such, and do I have the right to ask Github to take them down?
The SWGEmu project repository, along with the license can be found here: https://github.com/TheAnswer/Core3
I forked their repository, and created NEW, additional files in my fork, which are the specific files in question.
Hard to say without reviewing the licensing documents at issue, and no AVVO lawyer is going to analyze your specific claim without being hired and forming the requisite attorney-client relationship.
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So, your derivative code from open source files is being used by another? What do you want to accomplish with this exactly?
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