Prompted, in part at least, by something I saw on dribbble over the weekend, I'm curious to understand the wider design communities thoughts on this.
From the Apple Store re-designs to the identity 'tweakers' does existing design work automatically become public property as soon as it is released? To be amended, re-skinned, altered and then posted as your own work, comment, or blog post?
Is there an invisible line somewhere? Is it ok to re-design Facebook, but not ok to re-design someones personal app?
The idea that designing something whilst not being privy to the brief, client demands, internal politics, budgetary and technology constraints has been fairly well covered. I'm more interested in the ethical considerations of 'improving' other peoples work without invitation.