Retro Music Player dev bad behavior

If you don’t want people to fork, just go propietary or don’t release it as GPL.

Metro app, which is a fork without propietary Google code and completely offline, now suggets the user to install Retro Music Player from Play Store because Retro’s developer has maliciously implemented a “plagiarism” check in the code.

Would F-Droid allow this?

To play devil’s advocate: I wouldn’t be surprised if this was just a jab at people who take apps, fill them to the brim with ads/trackers, republish them on Play Store, and then don’t publish source code even when requested.

Not necessarily for people who actually fork/respect the license, especially given that it is just a package name check which would have to be changed to publish on Play to prevent namespace conflict.

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I wish GPL/licenses were enforced more.

As usual, dev are free to put that, you are free to not use it, Metro dev is free to remove it, etc

Strange timing: Retro Music: Installation results in double apps installed (#2956) · Issues · F-Droid / Data · GitLab

I’ve disabled the affected Metro build: Disable Metro Music 6.0.4 (!12844) · Merge requests · F-Droid / Data · GitLab


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