[General] TriCitizen new Tox client on Android

gary at mohan.net gary at mohan.net
Tue Aug 3 12:46:37 UTC 2021

This didn't seem to be delivered to all recipients.  I'm using a derived 
work and I've decided to open source it.

On 2021-08-03 1:43 pm, info at tricitizen.com wrote:

> I'm using a derived work and I've decided to open source it.
> On 2021-08-02 17:50, Simon Levermann wrote: Hello Gary,
> While I am not actively involved in the development of Tox anymore, I 
> am still one of the copyright holders due to my contributions to the 
> project. You are actively violating the license of the library code 
> which you are using by not placing it under a similar open source 
> license like the GPL.
> Deploying apps on the Play Store that violate copyrights is a violation 
> of the developer agreements you have to sign when creating a Google 
> Developer account and uploading apps to the Play Store. If you do not 
> take appropriate action (that is, either publish the source code for 
> tricitizen under a compatible license, or remove the offending code), I 
> see no option other than reporting this violation of my (and others') 
> intellectual property rights to Google in order to have them resolve 
> the situation.
> Best regards
> Simon (sonOfRa) Levermann
> On 2. Aug 2021, at 23:30, gary at mohan.net wrote:
> Gregory, if you can persuade the venture investment team at Facebook to 
> fund what I'm doing and they want to pay for open sourcing it, I'll do 
> it then.
> Am more than happy to open source if getting paid to do so.
> On 2021-08-02 8:29 pm, Gregory Mullen (grayhatter) wrote:
> The stackexchange article is about LGPL which isn't the same license as
> toxcore. But even if it was, (it's not), Toxcore isn't a just a runtime
> dependency, it's both a build time dependency and a statically compiled
> part of the android application. So arguments about shared libraries
> don't apply.
> On Mon Aug 2, 2021 at 6:21 AM PDT,  wrote: GPL allows distribution of 
> binaries in a closed source project.
> https://opensource.stackexchange.com/questions/7737/am-i-allowed-to-provide-compiled-binaries-of-open-source-libraries
> https://www.quora.com/Do-I-have-to-disclose-my-code-when-using-GPL-runtime-depedencies?share=1
> On 2021-08-01 2:47 pm, nurupo wrote:
> Hi,
> Any updates regarding TriCitizen violating the terms of c-toxcore's GPL
> license?
> We would like to see this issue resolved as soon as possible.
> ---
> Regards,
> nurupo
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