Thanks. @fdroidorg inclusion requests have exposed a number of "open source" Android apps as having non-free dependencies and spyware bundled with them. It seems like the #JitsiMeet app is in that category. It would be great to see app developers acknowledging those issues and working on them, instead of seeing it as the community's job ;)

@strypey @fdroidorg Android documentation, platform and devtools are deceptive in that regard. But I agree. It's funny when those developers annouce their app as "100% open source". Hah. (Dunno if it's the case with #JitsiMeet, though, I haven't checked)

@RoboePi I think it's a classic case of:

They chuck the code they write over the wall, yay it's open source! Whether it can be built independently and whether it empowers or spies on its users is someone else's problem.

@RoboePi @strypey @fdroidorg And it's not that rare that when pointing such things out to a dev, the answer is along the lines of "but Firebase is free!" The tricky thing sometimes seems to be to distinguish between "free" (beer) and "open" (speech). That gets some a developer puzzled. But once explained, they usually get the idea.

@IzzyOnDroid it's pretty simple. If you can build your own copy from publicly-available source code (without breaking any laws), it's free code and suitable for Debian or F-Droid. But that's only #DueDiligence step 1. Even fully free code can mistreat users (eg #AmazonLens).
@RoboePi @fdroidorg

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