A strange offer from third-party to give them repository access
I’ve got a strange letter today from some “bestweblayout.com” company. Here is it:
My name is Grigoriy and I am a representative of BestWebLayout. Our team specializes in WordPress development services.
We saw that your WP-SynHighlight plugin was updated more than 4 years ago. We would like to offer you our assistance and participation in further development and maintenance of this plugin. In other words, we would like to get your permission and access to plugin repository on wordpress.org. In such way we will become the plugin contributors along with you and will be able to control testing and development of this tool within the WordPress community.
Our activity will include plugin updates, compatibility testing, support, etc.
We have already talked to WordPress support team (they said that WordPress is open-source community and such contribution is welcome), who asked us to contact you with such a request. Please let me know if you are ready to accept our offer. Feel free to contact me with any questions.
Their website is VERY strange for a “team of professionals” they claim to be. And the offer itself is a little strange. If I want to contribute, I donate code. I don’t ask write access to the repository.
Isn’t this a method of spreading some unwanted PHP code via WordPress plugins like it is now done with Chrome (virus or other unwanted crap authors buy popular addons and “enhance” them)?
Does anyone actually know this company and can confirm we can trust them?
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