F-Droid: Public Statement on Neutrality of Free Software
@kuketzblog Very hard to decipher. What does it say, in plain language? That censors wanted F-droid to ban Fedilab and F-droid refused?
"F-Droid won’t tolerate oppression or harassment against marginalized groups. Because of this, it won’t package nor distribute apps that promote any of these things. This includes that it won’t distribute an app that promotes the usage of previously mentioned website, by either its branding, its pre-filled instance domain or any other direct promotion."
Pretty clear to me! 👍
@panina some wanted to blame Fedilab for not blocking Gab, others wanted to have an AntiFeature slabbed on Tusky for blocking Gab (arguing that would make it NonFree), a few just wanted to shitstorm. Finally the decision was: It's fine that Tusky and Fedilab are as they are – but we won't accept an app openly promoting harassment, violence etc. (e.g. by branding it offensively, like a Gab fork of Tusky with the Gab logo etc, as the blog article lined out).
@panina Oh, and then there are those who for that reason forbid us adding their app to F-Droid because they want full freedom. Get the irony?
@panina If nobody shuns you, you're not doing much. As soon as you engage, there will be people opposing what you do – no matter what it is. You can't do it right for everyone.
Or, to take your words: if nobody shuns you, you have no standpoint. So who are you, then?
It's not a nice-welcome thing, being shunned. But it also means you're doing something and make your point. Though admittedly it doesn't necessarily mean you're doing something *right* 😆 (I hope we do)
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