F-Droid will soon have stricter requirements for apps showing up in the "Latest" tab in the F-Droid app:
If you are an app developer consider adding good descriptions, screenshots and a "Whats's New" section for your app.
If you notice that your favourite app doesn't fulfill all these requirements consider notifying the app's developers or just help them with a merge request adding the missing info to the source repo.
For people wanting to help updating/unblocking/adding apps, have a look at our issue tracker: https://gitlab.com/fdroid/fdroiddata and request for packaging tracker: https://gitlab.com/fdroid/rfp/issues
We just released #FDroid v1.7 which includes new PanicKit responses: uninstall any app on the device, and, reset repos to default https://f-droid.org/2019/06/15/panic-app-uninstall-and-repo-reset.html
„Vertrauen ist gut, Kontrolle ist besser“
Was auf zwischenmenschliche Beziehungen vielleicht nicht immer zutrifft, ist bei Computern aber auf jeden Fall richtig. Wie #Reproduzierbarkeit genau dieses Thema bei #FDroid verbessert, kannst Du hier lesen: https://nico.dorfbrunnen.eu/de/posts/2019/reproduzierbarkeit-fdroid/
Ever wanted to know what this #ReproducibleBuilds thing is about? Read about it and what it means at #FDroid on my blog: https://nico.dorfbrunnen.eu/posts/2019/reproducibility-fdroid/
Because that is the core of Software Freedom/Liberty: the right for a Person to take a software that expresses a [political] view they disagree with, obtain a copy of that software with equal capability as the distributor, modify that [political] view to be more amenable, and then redistribute it without any additional licensing burdens.
It's never about what specific views or capabilities are in the software itself. Heck, you could fork and purposefully add bugs and it is still no less Freedom respecting.
I find it incredibly surprising that many #FOSS or #FLOSS folk take the 0th pillar's "freedom of use" to mistakenly mean "freedom of usage by creating a software feature" instead of the true intended meaning: "freedom of usage under the license conditions".
Because that's what RMS has always been about: the software licenses being symmetrical in power between the distributor of software and receiver of software. It creates a level playing field in terms of what "politics" are contained in the software.
Our local #FDroid user-group today was great. Since it's holiday season, we had a bit fewer visitors, but that gave us a chance to have a lot of engaging indepth conversations and hands on experiences about topics like:
* verifying our binaries
* lineage device support
* F-Droid configuration
I'm on a panel discussion at #droidcon Berlin next Monday: https://www-de-droidcon-com.filesusr.com/html/6e1ab2_a73cf30c5999e8b147d0ef872fc19e33.html#
(I think direct linking doesn't work 🙄)
The panel is 11 am, the topic is:
> Play Store & App store policy experiences
Having never used the play store, neither as a user, nor developer, I feel fully qualified to give my opinion on this 😂 .
FSFE with an F-Droid workshop in La Ingobernable in Madrid, Spain (2019-06-21) https://hacklab.ingobernable.net/eventos/21-de-junio-libertad-para-llevar-un-taller-sobre-software-libre-en-android/ #fsfe #FreeSoftware #events #rssfeed
EU elections - please vote!
EU election season begins today as the UK goes to the polls (most other EU members vote on Sunday).
Please, please use your vote 🙏
It takes you just a second but in the current climate it will have perhaps decades of deep consequences.
Elections matter. Please make your voice heard, however small you might think it is 👍
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