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  • WireGuard Restored In Android's Google Play Store After Brief But Controversial Removal

    Phoronix: WireGuard Restored In Android's Google Play Store After Brief But Controversial Removal

    After Google dropped the open-source WireGuard app from their Play Store since it contained a donation link, the app has now been restored within Google's software store for Android users but without the donation option...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ack-Play-Store

  • #2
    Loud, fullscreen video ads are ok, but a donation link in an open source app is wrong.
    Well, at least Google has their priorities straight...

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    • #3
      Originally posted by NateHubbard View Post
      Loud, fullscreen video ads are ok, but a donation link in an open source app is wrong.
      Well, at least Google has their priorities straight...
      For Ads, Google gets a percentage of the profits. For donations, they don't. So yes, they do have their priorities straight. Their priority is to make more profits as with any other commercial organization

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      • #4
        Thou shall not get paid without the "Do Evil" corp getting a cut.

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        • #5
          Simple workarounds:
          1) About link in app to About link on developer website with donation link there.
          2) "Upgrade" link for $2 with the only extra features being a smiling project mascot for the app logo, and that warm feeling you got in your stomach.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by linuxgeex View Post
            Simple workarounds:
            1) About link in app to About link on developer website with donation link there.
            2) "Upgrade" link for $2 with the only extra features being a smiling project mascot for the app logo, and that warm feeling you got in your stomach.
            AFAIK your 1 was exactly how it was done.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by linuxgeex View Post
              2) "Upgrade" link for $2 with the only extra features being a smiling project mascot for the app logo, and that warm feeling you got in your stomach.
              Doesn't matter. Google would still kick them out unless it's paid for through a method that lets Google take their cut of the proceeds.

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              • #8
                Why don't they just do what every other app in the Play Store does, and have a "Pro" version to pay for the app? I'd pay $10 for Wireguard, which means they get $7.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ssokolow View Post

                  Doesn't matter. Google would still kick them out unless it's paid for through a method that lets Google take their cut of the proceeds.
                  Why would google kick them out for having a $2 paid-through-the-app-store sponsored version of their app? Sorry but you're really not being very clear.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by macemoneta View Post
                    Why don't they just do what every other app in the Play Store does, and have a "Pro" version to pay for the app? I'd pay $10 for Wireguard, which means they get $7.
                    Open source people have a weird attitude towards making money.

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