in my previous OFP activity i remember situations as i get permission by PM and later that addon maker (who gave me permission year ago) said i use something without
so important should be issue "if i allow, i must inform that i took back later"
also i remember situations where i get the same photo using GOOGLE and someone had problems, that i have the same...
but if someone left community... ups... than there is problem, but what to do when game engine changes because of patch , like we hade in 1.07 when "class rifle:mgun" was replaced by "class rifle: riflecore" and one not compatible addon was causing fire from chest
than to delete old good addon or someone to update this to next patch ?
yes copright LEGAL issues are different in many countries and changes sometimes year by year , but it has nothing to do when addonmaking is just hobby, fun, to give people FREE of charge enjoy
i also know that in countries like Russia addons were sold on CD, so for example someone was earning money for selling people's addons on CD (maybe because of poor network and internet connections)
but when we talk about addon, we can talk about 3ds, photoshop and software
i am angry a little, when someone says my textures are poor, some things missing in addons, while all model i do in Oxygen and other 2d in OEM soft , but offtopic here, sorry :P other issue
new tools gave me ability to do normalmapps , and i am thanxfull to BIS