[General] TriCitizen new Tox client on Android

gary at mohan.net gary at mohan.net
Tue Aug 3 15:25:22 UTC 2021

In order to open source it, I'll remove the adverts and subscriptions 
completely as this wasn't working as a model anyway.  I'll need to 
delete existing git history, as that contains production secrets.  I 
also want to make a change to the colour of the icon as I've had 
feedback the icon is the reason I'm getting low conversions on the store 
landing page.

The plan is to add in file sharing, conferences and voice calls later.  
I also want to add in crypto wallet functionality and crypto transfers.

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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