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Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#25 closed enhancement (fixed)

Mac App Store

Reported by: gabbsmo Owned by: aONe
Priority: blocker Milestone: Keka 1.0
Component: Version:
Keywords: app store Cc:

Description

Keka should be distributed on the Mac App Store to reach a wider audience and possibly attract more contributors. It also shows that the project is very much alive since there's so much FOSS for Mac out there that's more or less dead.

Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by aONe

Keywords: app store added
Milestone: Future ideas
Owner: set to aONe
Priority: minorblocker
Status: newaccepted

In fact there're two illegal Keka forks in the Mac App Store right now. Keka will not enter in the app store until this applications are banned.

Any help on this is welcome.

http://itunes.apple.com/app/7z-rar/id426908199?mt=12
http://itunes.apple.com/app/rar7zip/id446012648?mt=12

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by codeman38

I'd suggest first contacting the developers of the infringing apps, mentioning that they're a license violation-- they might not even realize they've violated the GPL in posting these apps without also releasing the source code. (This has happened in the past.)

If that's not effective (and that may very well be the case-- both developers appear to be rather dodgy), I've found several pages, such as this one and this one, that say to contact appstorenotices (at) apple (dot) com. Although the pages in question are about copyright violations in the iOS app store, I would suppose the same address is checked for the Mac OS one as well.

Last edited 8 years ago by codeman38 (previous) (diff)

comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by aONe

I've tried that. I think only the law force can help with this now. I have no problem to share the multiple mails I have from appstorenotices and the developers.

Anyway I've submitted Keka on the App Store. It will be paid cause I need some money to keep working on this project right now. It will remain as a free download on the web.

Sadly, I will not post the new source code of the upcoming 0.1.5 version until the applications linked up are out of the App Store or/and the developers share the code as it is GPL.

Any kind of help with this trouble is very welcome!

Last edited 8 years ago by aONe (previous) (diff)

comment:5 Changed 8 years ago by aONe

Keka is now Ready for sale on the App Store, but not appearing in the stores yet. Version 0.1.4.3, no improvements yet as I'm finishing the new version.

I've contacted with AppStoreNoticies? again and by the moment 7z-Rar is out, but sure it will be up again soon.

comment:6 Changed 8 years ago by aONe

gabbsmo & codeman38, tell me if you want and I send you a promo code :)

comment:7 Changed 8 years ago by aONe

Milestone: Future ideasKeka 1.0
Resolution: fixed
Status: acceptedclosed

As Keka is in the App Store I close this ticket. Anyway the forks still in the App Store too.

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