1. conix67's Avatar
    I didn't think twice about it, but apparently Handster uploaded Dolphin HD browser without author's permission. How can this happen?

    Is your Android app on BlackBerry App World without you knowing? -- Engadget
    02-25-12 09:08 AM
  2. JamesDax3's Avatar
    Handster has submitted alot of Apps to BB App World. I wonder if all of them were submitted without permission? Isn't RIM screening this stuff?
    02-25-12 09:32 AM
  3. SifJar's Avatar
    It's sort of alluded to in handster's terms and conditions for developers:

    Software Owner grants Publisher the nonexclusive right and license to use, distribute, copy (in connection with electronic distribution only), market and license in any media throughout the world (including CDs, gift cards, CompactFlash cards, SD cards, the world wide web, on-device clients, and other commercially acceptable means) the computer programs, graphical images, ringtones, music, user manuals and other mobile content (collectively, "Software"), now or later owned by Software Owner and to accept payments for the Software from customers throughout the world.
    From: http://www.handster.com/docs/Distrib...r_standard.pdf
    KermEd likes this.
    02-25-12 09:38 AM
  4. conix67's Avatar
    It's sort of alluded to in handster's terms and conditions for developers

    From: http://www.handster.com/docs/Distrib...r_standard.pdf
    Are you saying the developers of Dolphin browsers agreed to handster's terms and conditions and now denying it?
    02-25-12 09:41 AM
  5. Dapper37's Avatar
    Loop holes. They affect us all.
    02-25-12 09:45 AM
  6. tfp's Avatar
    Lmao! Looks like thats what happened
    02-25-12 09:57 AM
  7. alnamvet68's Avatar
    The real question is, which of the two Dolphin Browser's in App World is the "unauthorized" version; or are both submitted without the owner's permission?
    02-25-12 10:07 AM
  8. dbmalloy's Avatar
    I believe the developer agrees to have handster distribute their apps when submitted... This would not be RIM issue but between handster the developer.... RIM is usually pretty picky about what gets on app world....
    02-25-12 10:14 AM
  9. DenverRalphy's Avatar
    There's one flaw in that portion of the agreement...

    Nowhere does it mention modifying the product. Or making changes for use on devices for which it was not intended. Granted RIM has made tools for repackaging a simple matter. However there are changes made, however minor they may be.

    Without provisions allowing for modification of the product, the license under which the software was developed would supersede the agreement.
    stephaneldugas likes this.
    02-25-12 10:15 AM
  10. Smiley88's Avatar
    Just kill the crappy Android player already and force devs to go native, html 5 or flash.

    If you browse handster on appworld 50%+ of the apps contain illegal content and copyright stuff that they do not own.
    02-25-12 12:08 PM
  11. san4berry's Avatar
    Android player going to be more problem than its worth
    02-25-12 12:10 PM