That is the question posed by Ian Atkins in a recent ticket for WordPress.
“I’ve experienced a few plugins change ownership, and it’s really not clear as a user, developer, and maintainer of sites when that has happened,” he wrote in the ticket. “Whilst having a plugin continue to be developed is admirable — I do think it would be wise to inform users of that change.”
For full disclosure, the ownership change that prompted Atkins to create the ticket was from the Members plugin. I am the former owner of the…