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  1. ZXRichie

    ZXRichie Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi

    whilst looking at an app demo on youtube, the presenter gave an off the cuff remark that from july this year ALL apps for android were going to be purchase only..

    Is this true ?

    Cheers

    Rich
     

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  2. Tuxas

    Tuxas Active Member

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    Doubt it, you almost have to try to find a pay app (exaggerated I know). Anyway, it seems very unlikely that this will happen.
     
  3. lekky

    lekky Lover VIP Member

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    Its not just unlikely, its definitely not going to happen.
     
  4. ZXRichie

    ZXRichie Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    lekky Lover VIP Member

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    Were ALL apps free when the market first opened? If so thats what she meant.
     
  6. ekyle

    ekyle Well-Known Member

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    Kinda defeats the purpose of the whole open source thing.
     
  7. Carl C

    Carl C Well-Known Member

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    she is obviously mistaken :)
     
  8. BuzWeaver

    BuzWeaver Well-Known Member

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    Exactly, I was reading along waiting for someone to mention that. As long as we have Open Source developers, say like Mozilla (FireFox), most apps will remain free. There will always be fee base apps, that's just part of the business.
     
  9. skyline987

    skyline987 Well-Known Member

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    Check the date one the video "October 23rd, 2008." When the G1 was released Android was still considered beta and every app was free up until last year which is what the review is referring to.
     
  10. lekky

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    Yep, she didnt actually say all apps would be pay apps, she just said "all the apps currently are free so get them while you can, as they wont be next year"
     
  11. Vorless DarkChaos

    Vorless DarkChaos Well-Known Member

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    Open source does not mean free. Go and google open source software.
     
  12. skyline987

    skyline987 Well-Known Member

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    Ok i googled it.

    First up sourceforge.net - a collection of FREE software
    second opensource.org - click open source definition and first on the list is "Free Redistribution"
    third the wikipedia entry for opensource that states "A main principle and practice of open source software development is peer production by bartering and collaboration, with the end-product (and source-material) available at no cost to the public."
     
  13. Vorless DarkChaos

    Vorless DarkChaos Well-Known Member

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    Read more and you will see that selling the software is allowed. Whoever makes the software has the choice of selling or giving software away.
     
  14. ZXRichie

    ZXRichie Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Guys Guys.. as Thread starter can we put a hold to the divine meaning of open source, all i asked was does any one know anything about the apps ALL being sold now, tomorrow or in the future.

    So if you have some information pertaining to that, please post by all means, al those who want to puff their chest, go outside to the playground!.

    Regards

    Rich
     
  15. ekyle

    ekyle Well-Known Member

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    Honestly I think that more app will begin to be sold for money, but not all. There is no way to know this for sure since the devs are the ones who make that choice. I believe that there will always be people out there who will make free apps.
     

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