I used to be extremely pleased with the Search Light plugin, however it has been removed from wordpress.org because it had a flaw, it allowed SQL injections.
The thing is, I'm in good terms with a wordpress commercial coder (partly making a living with paid developments) and he told me that, from the looks of it, he could provide me a fixed version of this plugin very quickly, for a low price.
So... here I am, wondering...
When we have a plugin that hasn't been updated by its creator in 5 months, and that may look abandoned...
Is it allowed to provide a fix, even if I'm neither the coder nor the creator of the plugin ?
- Me, I'd see advantages in this : I'd have at last a fixed version to use, and the community could use it too.
- The money spending is not a huge pain (cheap, he said, cheap).
- But I don't want to get involved too much in becoming the maintainer of a new plugin based on a fork or something like that, I have neither the competence nor the time for this.
I still haven't coughed up the money for a fixing of the plugin's code so we're still hypothetically speaking.
Please, could someone tell me how things could be done, from here ? Is it forbidden or impossible to provide a fixed version in the present condition, or it is OK and welcome ?
Thanks if someone can tell me :)