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Dicken Christian
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Freelancer Android Developer/Designer
Freelancer Android Developer/Designer

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Woah...impressive icon pack there. 

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Update: All codes redeemed. Watch out for more random giveaways!

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In a good mood today peeps!

Will be posting some redeem codes for in app purchase of TypeFace premium tomorrow (10.00 AM IST, i.e. 23 hrs 21 minutes from the time of this post). No conditions or organized giveaway. 10 codes will be posted all at once.

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Slim vs Substratum: Understand before you start your rant. There are no two perspectives to this story. Slim guys are definitely in the wrong on this one. Read the entire post to know why exactly.
#ForkOrFuckOff
It seems that there is a lot of misinformation going around right now.

The discussion is not about if OMS is our code or Sony’s, or if we used CMTE code or not (we retained authorship in both cases).

The main issue is that they claim that they developed their new system all by themselves.

See, Substratum theme apks and in particular, the assets folder structure and the implementation of variants are made 100% unique for Substratum. From type variants to manifest metadata, all of them were made specifically for Substratum, they are not standards.

All this structure, design, way of compiling and so forth is unique to Substratum.

As it stands, Slim replicated what Substratum does and are claiming that they developed the whole entire interface (frontend and backend) to our OMS base (which is very different than stock Sony OMS), and this means that it is a derivative of Substratum and even if it is 100% rewritten it was still in the intent to get around the copyright on Substratum and/or claim that they developed the whole thing.

Slim theme engine literally just replicates what Substratum does and is not unique at all and that is the issue in all of this, they committed fraud by claiming it is theirs.

This isn’t as simple or unimportant as many posts make it sound. Allowing such direct replication of our GPL licensed code to be named “original” means that it can be re-licenced as whatever they want it to be and do whatever they want to do with it, even commercializing (or close sourcing) it.

All we have been asking of Slim is to take down the builds, remove their replica system from their github and gerrit and if they want to do a alternative, fork Substratum sources and do it on top of them. Everyone is free to develop a proper fork that can be compatible with our established theme apk template.

What they have done in their endeavors in chronological order; understanding Substratum’s source code and how things should be done, rewriting it under the Apache2 license, claiming complete credit because they “rewrote” the application, and distributing a system that is leveraging on our current system - possibly convoluting it for the users and causing more issues. To put it in perspective, if you installed macOS on a Hackintosh; then when users complain, their impression is left with macOS and how it is a buggy system (because it doesn’t work completely on their hacked up machine).

We are not interested in pursuing a civil action lawsuit because it has never been our intention to hurt the community but if it becomes obvious to us that is the only way to protect our works then we will gladly go that route.

All we are asking is to do open source the right way and maintain the authorship of all the countless developers that have spent many hours/days/months developing Substratum and not try to pass it off as original development.

Giving credit to the Substratum team is not enough. We want Slim to maintain full commit history and correct authorship of each subsystem; substratum (or “frontend app”), interfacer (or “backend app”) and AOSP modifications (across all repos).

Retaining authorship is not a matter of claiming “first”. It is the proper, legal way to protect and serve the intellectual rights of the Substratum contributors on their code, so they can have a say in every action towards their code, including re-licencing it. Please read the GPL licence.


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Just sharing a few things and taking in suggestions/feature requests for TypeFace. Comment them down below.

My new job is becoming an immensely great learning experience. Some pretty good updates since I last posted! Devs Base is cool and booming up! Substratum is getting cooler each day. +Sasi Kanth's Memoire was the highlight of the week. Very well designed and a versatile note taking utility.

What else? Here are a couple of screenshots of a backup manager project I left dead coz I didn't have the wits to make such an app back then. Its fun to make a utility app though! Working on it during holidays... #CodingIsLife
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Visually refreshed the Android Asset Studio, and cleaned up the code to make it easier to contribute!

Use it now: http://romannurik.github.io/AndroidAssetStudio/
Source code: https://github.com/romannurik/AndroidAssetStudio
Bugs and requests: https://github.com/romannurik/AndroidAssetStudio/issues

#AndroidDev
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Really loving his work! Beautiful choice of colors!
Happy New Year everyone!

Just updated Compound. Enjoy!

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.subs.compound

- added new accent colors (green, dark green, dark grey, aqua, indigo) and new background colors (chocolate, vintage, dark purple, dark blue)
- added option to choose between settings with or without highlighted category title
- added fling icons
- added missing qs tiles
- added missing settings icons
- couple of bug fixes
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Hi people,
This is a general update of life on my personal end. I've been hired by local insurance company for a time-based project (estimated time 1 year) as a part of their team that will be setting up the android front-end. This has been a great relief for me since I quit my job in clinical research. This opportunity ensures that I have a stable career and a strong foothold in the android professional community in our state. The income is not as per my expectations but it will help along with the little surplus I can earn with Typeface.

This also means means that I'll have less time to manage two active projects: Typeface and Arcus. Arcus as you all know will be stagnant unless someone pulls off implementing Cyanogen's Theme Engine in current ROMs (Highly unlikely, better yet, join the substratum community & just download a DU ROM, thank me later).
Regarding TypeFace, most of the base is rock solid but bug fixes will be released frequently along with new features. This is something I can manage.

To all those who have bought the in-app-purchases with Arcus and TypeFace, THANK YOU! You guys have helped me go through some difficult time. Not trying to be a cry baby...we all go through hard times in life, but I want you to know that your contribution made things manageable for me.

Also if you're still reading I'd like to share something for our fellow theme designers. Keep supporting themers, be nice to them. Want to share a negative feedback? Rate their work 5 stars for all the things they got right and share your feedback as a review/email whatever. This is the best form of encouragement you can give. Be logical. You're not entitled to anything. Ask/Request what you want, demanding things by rating 1 star just makes you another asshole. Don't be one.

Merry Christmas and a happy new year to all!

Hi people,
This is a general update of life on my personal end. I've been hired by local insurance company for a time-based project on contract basis (1 year) as a part of their team that will be setting up the android front-end. This has been a great relief for me since I quit my job in clinical research. This opportunity ensures that I have a stable career and a strong foothold in the android professional community in our state. The income is not as per my expectations but it will help along with the little surplus I can earn with Typeface.

This also means that I'll have less time to manage two active projects: Typeface and Arcus. Arcus as you all know will be stagnant unless someone pulls off implementing Cyanogen's Theme Engine in current ROMs (Highly unlikely, better yet, join the substratum community & just download a DU ROM, thank me later).
Regarding TypeFace, most of the base is rock solid but bug fixes will be released frequently along with new features. This is something I can manage.

To all those who have bought the in-app-purchases with Arcus and TypeFace, THANK YOU! You guys have helped me go through some difficult time. Not trying to be a cry baby...we all go through hard times in life, but I want you to know that your contribution made things manageable for me.

Also if you're still reading I'd like to share something for our fellow theme designers. Keep supporting themers, be nice to them. Want to share a negative feedback? Rate their work 5 stars for all the things they got right and share your feedback as a review/email whatever. This is the best form of encouragement you can give. Be logical. You're not entitled to anything. Ask/Request what you want, demanding things by rating 1 star makes you just another asshole. Don't be one.

Merry Christmas and a happy new year to all!
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