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  • stevenaaus
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    I persued it myself recently, and if you visit the web page, it has
    This application seems to be removed from the Android Market
    across the top in small letters, so i guess it's been fixed.

    GPL abuse may be a widespread problem with android apps
    http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplanet/newss/7315/1/
    http://mobile.slashdot.org/story/11/...nse-Violations

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  • stevenaaus
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    .... Thanks

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  • Porter
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    I submitted an objection in the Android Market as "GPL violation". I hope it helps.

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  • BlueJayofEvil
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    I'm familiar with that dev (at least his "apps".) He's notorious for making cheap hacks of games (Duke 3D, Heretic and the like were Doom-based hacks and not the real games) and he charges for these crappy "ports" and passes them off as the real thing all while making a profit.

    If I'm not mistaken there should be a way to report an app within the Android Market. You could try that if you can.

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  • Svartalf
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    Originally posted by stevenaaus View Post
    I'm a dev for the Hammer of Thyrion project, and was interested to
    see our game is being sold as an android app.
    http://www.androlib.com/android.appl...d-h2-Dqjz.aspx
    It seems unclear if this is the Hexen 2 demo, or full game (which is probably illegal).

    The catcha is - i've had no luck getting the source code (the game is GPL-ed),
    and the dev seems to be quite unhelpful.
    http://www.androlib.com/android.appl...uake-qznp.aspx

    Any ideas ?
    Hm... I strongly think the person's not caring about whether they violate Copyright rights or not, if the list of the "titles" they've "produced" are any indication. I strongly doubt that "Spear of Destiny", the original Wolfenstein, Duke Nukem, and others that he's charging $0.99-4.99 for are licensed to him for that purpose. You may have to retain an attorney like the busybox guys did and shut him down- just don't expect to get much of anything out of him on it.

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  • Zhick
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    I know it's off-topic, but:
    .aspx? WTF is that a Microsoft Windows Server running a database for Android apps? That just seems wrong.

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  • stevenaaus
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    Android 3D games and GPL

    I'm a dev for the Hammer of Thyrion project, and was interested to
    see our game is being sold as an android app.
    http://www.androlib.com/android.appl...d-h2-Dqjz.aspx
    It seems unclear if this is the Hexen 2 demo, or full game (which is probably illegal).

    The catcha is - i've had no luck getting the source code (the game is GPL-ed),
    and the dev seems to be quite unhelpful.
    http://www.androlib.com/android.appl...uake-qznp.aspx

    Any ideas ?
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