Serendipity strikes again. Curiosity link from the footer of some forgotten blog landed me here. Give Credit Where Credit is Due apparently began in the lat 1990s as a effort to promote “link back” credits to the sources of images that are used on someone’s web site. It is now a nice set of general, but useful suggestions for providing credit for just about anything used in your web page (images, code fragments, blog publishing software)…
In summary, Giving Credit Where Credit is Due is in essence common courtesy and a small price to pay for the use of free items to create your webpages. Not every creator requires a linkback, but if you have some room on your webpage, why don’t you provide a little acknowledgment for their hard work.
Well that’s about it, the following is a quick summary of how to “Give Credit Where Credit is Due”:
(1) Only use graphics you have permission to use! If you don’t have permission, don’t use them.
Linking back to graphic/software and script sites can be done nice and neatly in a “Credits” area of your page. Please note it should be on the same page that you have used the graphics, software and/or scripts.
Not really rocket science (and what is that anyhow, I never got that expression), but more like concise common sense. The world can use every little bit of that.
The post "Give Credit Where Credit is Due!" was originally zapped with 10,000 volts and declared "It's ALIVE" by Dr. Frankenstein at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2004/06/give-credit/) on June 3, 2004.