I just want to jump in here and defend tony for not open sourcing naked browser just yet. I open sourced my browser and I now regret it. Yes, there are a few people that trust me now because they got to look at the code and see that no, I was not selling their data, soul, and belongings to the nearest buyer, BUT, there are now loads of ripoffs of my browser ON THE PLAY STORE. Tony does not need this for such a good browser as he has.
Look below, here are a few of the apps that have their roots (if not blatant copies of my browser). All of them are in one way or another violating the open source license and there is one (not pictured) violating my copyright by using my icon.
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Don't pressure tony to do something that is not going to benefit him or you guys a whole lot, especially if he doesn't want to do it.
Sorry if this looks like thread hijacking, but I just wanted to express some concern before you made a big decision like this.
On the plus side, open source easily allows for translations.
The Apache 2.0 license really can't be considered just an open source license as you can rerelease licensed code via a closed source application, which 1 of these apps seemed to do. And yeah, some of these do seem like pretty blatant violations, you should consider sending some play store copyright notices if you haven't already. Also 1-2 of those didn't seem like they were violating your license.
Anyways on to the point: unless you are actively looking for ripoffs of your app you are probably not going to run into them, and if you do run into them then you have your software license to help. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but do these people distributing slightly modified versions of your app gain anything monetarily? I didn't see any premium versions for any of the listed apps so I'm wondering if they make any money at all from it.
And I know you know this, but open source allows for a lot more than easy translations, just look at all of XBMCs pull requests for example (plenty of other projects to chose from).