Andor's Trail Ripoff

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Re: Andor's Trail Ripoff

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CUCHULAINN3 wrote: Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:59 pm static/AndorsTrail_v0.7.11.apk
You are linking the original work. The derivative is a free purchase from:
https://www.amazon.com/HNYD-Andors-Trail/dp/B00ARIFLBI
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Yes and the Amazon is a fake app
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CUCHULAINN3 wrote: Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:31 pm the Amazon is a fake app
Could you share the APK so I can understand why you call it fake app or ripoff?
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JaSP wrote: Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:55 pm
CUCHULAINN3 wrote: Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:31 pm the Amazon is a fake app
Could you share the APK so I can understand why you call it fake app or ripoff?
Just go to Amazon and type in andors trail. You can tell it wasn't from the original dev
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Re: Andor's Trail Ripoff

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CUCHULAINN3 wrote: Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:12 am You can tell it wasn't from the original dev
This does not mean that the app is a fake or ripoff. Andor's Trail is free software: you have the right to distribute modified and unmodified versions. As far as I can see, these apps from Amazon are legitimate.
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Andor's Trail is free and open source, but it is not without restrictions. There are licensing terms, and if you violate the licensing terms we can force a take down (and have done in the past). It's a long time since I looked, but IIRC the Amazon versions do violate the licensing terms, and we asked Amazon to take them down. Amazon just ignored us (unlike Google, which has taken down several rip-off versions).
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I am unable to help if you do not provide the necessary information. How does the derivative from HNYD violate the license? Could you publish your communications with Amazon?
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Re: Andor's Trail Ripoff

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I honestly don't recall. It was too long ago. I would need to download the app again and check it. The most common problem is that someone alters, or removes, the licensing information in the app. That is a violation of the licensing terms.

But it's been there for years, and it seems nobody downloads it (possibly because of the review I left), and Amazon has not done anything about it. Either they decided it didn't break the licensing, or they don't care. Either way, they are unlikely to change their mind.

Edit: the link to their source code is broken: http://code.google.com/p/andors-trail/. They added permissions and ads, and they are obligated to publish the source code for that. No source code is a violation of the license. Maybe I'll contact Amazon again.
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