02-25-2013 03:09 PM
Just've seen on CrackBerry forum one user reported that Cascades samples are poted in BlackBerry World and "developer" is trying to charge people for that! I tried to see if it's true and discovered that "developer" posted 2 Cascades samples (Photo Bomber and Pull my Beard) for sale (0,99$ each). How BlackBerry Team even allowed those apps in store?
02-25-2013 08:36 PM
Honestly it's distasteful, but all those samples are licensed with Apache 2, no? There's really no grounds to reject the applications. I would be very surprised if anyone actually bought the applications, though.
02-26-2013 04:24 AM
Maybe you're right. Since technically (due to license) one can do anything with Cascades or other examples why not post them in BlackBerry World for sale. Probably BlackBerry Team should reconsider the license type they use for examples, say switch to GPL. Overall it's sad that some people don't have any moral at all
02-26-2013 04:49 AM
Usually samples are simple code snippets that show the functionality of different OS functions and aid in implementing them in real apps. Even the Apache license is stricter than neccessary IMHO as you can't copy-paste the code from samples without giving attribution. If they become GPL it will not be possible to use them in most projects at all. Also GPL won't prevent them from being published on AppWorld.