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Links/threads on obtaining SWYPE are ILLEGAL.

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by cereal killer, May 3, 2010.

  1. cereal killer
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    These types of threads will be deleted and infractions will be levied to members posting links to the application.

    The distrbution of Swype except from the Developers themselves is ILLEGAL.

    IT is against our policy here at DF to allow posts, links or even mentions of how to obtain applications not intended for public use. This includes PAID and FREE.

    DF's is a staunch supporter of the developer community and we take things of this nature very seriously.

    We rely on our members to help police the forums and report threads that have been deemed inappropriate and/or against forum guidelines so please report them.

    Thanks everyone
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    sorry for the dumb question, but did something change with Swype? i remember the first version being made pubic, then the 2nd one was through the Swype site. then when that expired folks were posting the .apk file. is that illegal too?

    and when/why did this change?
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    Good. Yea, we should report any threads with illegal links.

    Glad because I was saddened when a sweet pot-leaf based live wallpaper I made got deleted because of being not "family friendly" while I saw plenty of threads with resigned Swype APK's still up from weeks ago... meow.
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    Swpye released a beta testing APK, its like a trial....
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    Not to be sounding like a smart a$$, but what is the difference in posting a link to an app, whether free or a paid app, and posting that you should, and instructions to unrooting your driod prior to swapping your broke phone for a replacement. Because they both break down to stealing which is an illeagal activity.
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    Their beta program is available to a limited group and it is NOT meant for public distribution.

    The people that signed up for the beta testing are under a legal agreement to not distribute the application. There are reasons for this.

    So we will support the Developer by not allowing leaked betas NOT intended for public use to be posted here.
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    See a separate thread. All your questions will be answered. :)
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    Thanks Cereal. I think the community needed another reiteration of this.
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    Rooting and unrooting are both not illegal in any sense of the word. Posting links to free apps that are in the market is not illegal. Posting links to free apps that are given to certain users under the pretense that they will not redistribute it is illegal.

    Edit: If anyone from swype reads this thread, PLEASE ADD A SPEECH TO TEXT BUTTON. That is all
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    doesn't that totally defeat the purpose of Swype? : )

    Plus you already have that.
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    Well... maybe they should just release the app on the market for the Droid, and people wouldn't have to do this. Swype is allready available for other phones and the released version for the Droid works great... Not understanding the hold up. The DL is not just on this forum either. A simple google search yields many sites to get it from...
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    I have to agree to add speech to text. Yes we have it, but not on the swype keyboard. We would have to switch input methods just to hit the mic button...
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    +1. Hitting a button on the Swype keyboard (or even one of those alternative Swype keyboards behind the main alphanumeric keyboard) to get in and out of TTS would mean I wouldn't need any other keyboard apps on my phone.
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    yea having to switch keyboards is very unfortunate. Sometimes I'll be driving and I'll get a text and want to answer it, but because I'm driving I don't, for safety reasons. Now if I could just hit the speech to text button in swype, say my message, then send, it would make life a whole lot easier. Like it was said, if swype had speech to text, all other keyboards would be obsolete
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    It will be released - when they are ready. It's not owed to anyone and just because a google search yields results to other forums where people are too stupid to realize how they hurt the development community doesn't mean that all other forums should too.

    p.s. - you guys can't stay on topic for ****
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    The very first post of this thread asked members to NOT tell folks how to obtain such things, yet you just did.

    I have the right to create music, software, applications, etc. I also have the right to say who can use such things I have created. Sure, you can stop by and steal it if you want. The same is true of the vegetables or flowers in our garden.

    What you are saying if if I passed out my strawberries then you wouldn't have had to steal them. Even if I have an abundance of them I don't have to hurry up and deliver them to you, nor ever deliver them at all. Yes...you can still stop by and steal them when I am not looking, but that would be wrong, no?

    That being said, it is out on the internet. We know it is on the internet. EVERYTHING is on the internet. There are a fair number of people ok with doing certain wrong things.

    DF has decided to not allow the posting of links to those locations out of respect for those who created such things and don't care to deliver their products for free.
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    The use of stars doesn't hide the fact of the word you intended to use. Watch the language please?
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    Yes it does. He could have said crap, or poop.
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    maybe "food"?
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    Seems like a good question to me.

    Insurance fraud is definitely illegal. Tossing your phone into a lake because you screwed up the software and can't make it work is illegal if you say you lost it to get a new one.

    If my phone was rooted and the screen fell off I don't see an issue with unrooting the phone to bring it back in. If your phone is rooted Verizon doesn't want to deal with the tech support nightmare that would ensue, and they shouldn't have to. It would drive up the cost of the phone service for all of us.

    I don't recall a single software related issue due to rooting that created the need for a phone to be returned. I'd be interesting in knowing if because someone rooted, that resulted in their phone needing to be returned. If that's the case Ambulance Dude has a valid point I can respect.