I got a PM from Sami Iwata 16 days ago and haven't seen it
I do like the way you handled the Suburban Summer issue, with
humor --"forked." That term is actually getting picked up by others
now. It's a friendly way to educate other users about etiquette on
using other themes as inspiration.
Thanks for being a part of the community. Sami"
The issue was that one of the few themes that's top10ed a
kuler chart AND is mine (Grocery Store Marketing) was taken by
somebody who changed one color. The new theme, called Suburban
Summer, immediately sparked me to comment:
"You know you've made it on kuler when someone loves your
theme so much that they fork it!
In this case, Grocery Store Marketing got forked. I love the
fifth color you added here.
Definitely five-star work."
Peppermintpie (one of my favorite kuler artists) said it was
great work and then sighed when (he/she) realized it was a fork.
(He/she began checking out my themes about that time...)
LR just was confused about the term.
I let people get away with forking if they change something
significant. Someone tried to take Violetflower from me by making
an exact copy. It got pulled once I took it to kuler talk. The term
itself was taken from development circles.