#40 Violation of GPL license?

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opened 1 week ago by denilsonsa · 3 comments

While looking for InternetRadio on the Google Play, I found this one: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=community.peers.internetradio.channel

It seems just like InternetRadio, but with a different icon, different name, advertisement at the bottom, and no mention of the GPL license. Also, the list of stations never load.

I suspect that app is from a third party trying to profit from this free software project. Can you please confirm and take appropriate action if necessary?

While looking for InternetRadio on the Google Play, I found this one: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=community.peers.internetradio.channel It seems just like InternetRadio, but with a different icon, different name, advertisement at the bottom, and no mention of the GPL license. Also, the list of stations never load. I suspect that app is from a third party trying to profit from this free software project. Can you please confirm and take appropriate action if necessary?
zPlus commented 1 week ago
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Thank you for reporting this. There was a similar issue open a few months ago, see #34

This looks very much like a ripoff indeed. I don't use Google Play and I've never uploaded anything to it. Just out of curiosity, what does their "About" page look like? Did they change it to something else or were they so lazy to keep the original one?

take appropriate action if necessary

I can try to report it to Google, if I find a way to do it. I don't think there are other ways to enforce this. At the end of the day, this is what proprietary software is... they will keep doing this shit unless people stop using it entirely.

Thank you for reporting this. There was a similar issue open a few months ago, see https://notabug.org/zPlus/InternetRadio/issues/34 This looks very much like a ripoff indeed. I don't use Google Play and I've never uploaded anything to it. Just out of curiosity, what does their "About" page look like? Did they change it to something else or were they so lazy to keep the original one? > take appropriate action if necessary I can try to report it to Google, if I find a way to do it. I don't think there are other ways to enforce this. At the end of the day, this is what proprietary software is... they will keep doing this shit unless people stop using it entirely.
zPlus commented 1 week ago
Owner

note to self add warning in README.

`note to self` add warning in README.
zPlus commented 1 week ago
Owner

mmm looks like I can't just send an email, they want me to create an account with Google.

mmm looks like I can't just send an email, they **want** me to create an account with Google.
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