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Why contribute to Android if it has an Apache license?

Why do commercial firms contribute to Android open source project if they are not bound to. They can build their own version of android and use it with their products under any license. Samsung uses ...
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Why do I have to accept license agreements for the Android SDK?

When I install Android SDK components, I am prompted to accept an EULA for the components I install. As far as I understand it, the core of Android is under FOSS licenses—the kernel is a fork of the ...
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Does the android license allow handset manufacturers to build an OS that is proprietary?

Does the Android license, being Apache license, permit others to develop their own versions of Android and license them as proprietary? As far as I understand, the Linux kernel on which Android is ...
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Publishing Open Source Software without disclosing a libraries API key

I am working on a project which I plan to opensource. The app will use a crash detection library which to initialise requires an API key and app key in order to initialise and send th crash data to ...
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Correct way to license third party software for Android apps

I am an Android developer. In my project (app) I use third party software (ex: Glide image loader library) to save some time and improve my app performance. Now I read this and I was able to ...
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How to properly fulfill Apache 2.0 in commercial Android products at Google Play?

Given the plethora of Apache 2.0 libraries used to create many proprietary Android apps, how/where should we refer to the Apache License? Should we mention Apache license at Google Play, presenting a ...
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I want to make an Android app like Calm/ Meditation Music/ Study Music. May I use their sound? [closed]

Can I use their sound in my app? Is there any way I can use their sound and not violate copyright?
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What is the license of the code generated by Android Studio?

I want to know under which license fall the templates generated by Android Studio. The code examples that one can find on the Android development site (provided by Google) is Apache v2 - clearly ...
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use fabric.io crashlytics in gpl android app

fabric.io Crashlytics is a service for watching number of daily users, log of crashs and ... . Can I use fabric.io Crashlytics in GPL Android app? If the answer is yes, should I publish the API key ...
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Android GPL app that opens a closed source app

Is legal if I edit an open source app with GPL license and make it open source again with GPL license but for doing some tasks it opens another app that is not open source? For example: GPL app ...
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How do I refer to the AOSP specifically, instead of compatible versions of Android, without breaking trademark law?

According to these guidelines, Android™ is a trademark that should only refer to compatible versions of Android as described here. My confusion is that the Android Open Source Project's name contains ...
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What's Android license? (If it's not free)

I was wondering since the Linux kernel in Android is under a free license while the other software is under Apache license. In which license we can say Android is? Also, according to the GNU project ...
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Maintaining old Android app under GPLv3

I want to change an old Android app that is under GPLv3. I will do some refactoring of existing code, add some new functionalities and publish it as commercial app. What part of code I must publish ...