J2me loader is forked from project with unclear license


#1

https://f-droid.org/packages/ru.playsoftware.j2meloader/ declares Apache 2.0 but it’s forked from a project where I couldn’t find any COPYING/LICENSE files for the software itself nor did I see any license identified in the java source files. If no license is actually specified for that project then any of it’s code used in the fork is non free.


#2

Forked from this you mean? https://github.com/nikita36078/J2ME-Loader

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License
    Copyright 2017-2018 Nikita Shakarun.
    Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0.
    (See the LICENSE file for the whole license text.)

#3

No. that’s the one in f-droid, but it’s forked from another app of the same name here: https://github.com/NaikSoftware/J2meLoader.

That one has no license specified in readme, copying or license file.


#4

Try asking the author, he should know better.


#5

Yeah, I’ve clicked too many times, you’re right.

Add your voice: https://github.com/nikita36078/J2ME-Loader/issues/348


#6

@gnudist, @Licaon_Kter: Per

Yes, the original code wasn’t licensed, so I asked author (Nickolay Savchenko aka NaikSoftware) for permission to license his code and he agreed.