Jolla store: show app licenses and links to sources

asked 2013-12-28 21:39:34 +0200

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updated 2017-10-10 20:58:51 +0200

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One big drawback with Google Play is that it is impossible to search/browse apps with the criteria that they are open source, or when an app is selected there is no info about the license or source. For Android eventually F-Droid appeared as the solution.

Will we need to create an alternative to Harbour or can it have as an built-in feature to show the license and perhaps even a virtual category "open source" that lists all the openly licensed apps?

And also it the project website / sources was as a link in the app description, what would increase trustability and help devs contribute to apps they install/use. Or even better if Harbour was integrated with the Open Build System so that anybody installing any app could trace it to the source it was built from (of course only if it was shipped to Harbour in source format).

edit: more than 2.5 years later still no licences

edit: another year later and still no licence information

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4

Count me in with my apps once/if this is implemented. :)

MartinK ( 2013-12-28 22:34:35 +0200 )edit
4

I completely agree. Having to download the RPM and check manually (in case it has LICENSE metadata) is a pain.

xcv_ ( 2013-12-30 17:36:21 +0200 )edit
15

This is a very good suggestion, and it would be easy enough to even make it a requirement (as part of Store QA-process) for opensource sw to provide a License text and link to code repository as part of the package subnission. Would also nicely promote open-source sw and communities.. :)

foss4ever ( 2013-12-31 00:47:39 +0200 )edit
4

... and link to bug reports if exists...

cy8aer ( 2014-01-02 22:28:07 +0200 )edit
5

@Artem No-one is talking about Store becoming optimized for open-source, but to make License and soure-code.avaulable for users when the software is actually open-source. So, yes please for this, for the normal ppl, license-awere ppl, and geeks..

foss4ever ( 2014-01-06 18:18:36 +0200 )edit