August 14, 2022

What you need to know

  • A former developer of Lawnchair posted a telegram about another contributor using code that doesn’t belong to them.
  • The code in question comes from the Google-owned “Pixel Launcher.”
  • The legality of Lawnchair reverse engineering the Pixel Launcher’s code has come into question, seeing as some developers are based in Europe, where the practice isn’t permitted.
  • Lawnchair is an Android launcher, providing users with a way to enjoy a fully customizable experience.

A Lawnchair developer made a public statement about a recent internal finding. The developer claimed to have become aware of another member using pieces of code they do not own.

Patryk Michalik, a core Lawnchair developer, made the statement via Lawnchair News on Telegram. The statement also declared their departure from Lawnchair after learning about what’s been going on.