I started off with the Thought Mechanics theme and then pretty much changed it aesthetically I think. I made some changes and added plugins etc - but my question is when can I call it a theme that is my own?
I don't want to write out the original author, because it is still based on the authors theme, but it's now different. So I thought based on theme x by author x would be suitable? Should I contact the author directly? What is the consensus on when a modified theme is seperate from the original? I still hear a few comments about Mallow sbeing Kubrick, and even on the author's own site his decision on how to include a reference to Kubrick without being seen as a plagarist. I don't want to step on anyone's toes or take credit for something I didn't do, but I would like to call my theme my own.
Here is the site as it stands now, still working on it:
And the authors theme is here:
Different enough to call my own, with reference to the original author? Please advise.