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Bring back this project to "Open Source" state #591
Stopping people wanting to do good because some are misusing the openness of this project is nonsense. It is like stopping the printing of new Quran books because some are misusing it. This is the very definition of burying a head in sand.
First of all, let's size the problem. How many abuse the project? And, more importantly, how many downloads do they get on their fake apps? Google ranks search results taking into account number of downloads. It's no wonder the Quran Android (this project) is always topping the list. If a muslim leaves all the good apps on the top and decides to install scum app, then it's his fault.
Then there's a strong action that can be taken. Quran Android has millions of users world wide. You can use this army to shutdown ANY app that misuses this project's code. Just send a Push Notification (not to all users, but may be a subset to avoid any annoyances) asking them to report scum Quran app on the store. In a matter of hours they will vanish. Most, if not all, will take action simply put because emotionally, this is the QURAN!! they won't tolerate any misuse.
Muslims needs more open-mindness. This project was a beacon for such openness until it was shut down.
Muslims need to confront problems smartly and firmly. No more burying heads in sand.
just to be clear, the project was not shut down - the last release was 12 days ago, and today, for example, 8 commits were made. the source was closed to avoid more of these issues occurring.
that having been said, i typically give people who ask access (provided they want the access to contribute, not so that they can "write their own Quran app").
so all that having been said, what difference does it make if the app is open source or not as long as it's being actively developed?
Being Open Source by default is the better spirit to show for such a project. There are probably better ways to handle the abuse than to "take the toys home" so to speak...
Regardless, alhamdulillah. Jazakumullahu khairan katsira.
This project closed again? i must say it suck to have your app stolen, but Quran android source can be found easily from the forks, so if someone want to publish version to make money nothing can stop them, they don't care about the latest version anyway. also you don't need the source code to bundle a malware to an apk.
It's clear that Arab people don't care about EULA or source license, you have a lot of valid reasons to close the source, but it would make sense if this app's source code was never published, once something is on the Internet, you can't get it back, this move only make contribution from new developers harder, even if there aren't many.