@telent Like @cccam said, Google is banning apps that serve as alternatives to its services. F-Droid and Aptoide are alternatives to Google Play that Google can't control -> banned. NewPipe is an alternative to Google's YouTube app that even doesn't show ads -> banned.

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I've started integrating the new Anti-Features icons into #FDroid. Here's an early preview. Turned out even better than I dared to hope. Thanks @redplanet for designing the icons.

We know that our server is sometimes overloaded. Therefore, try this link if the official website doesn't work for you: web.archive.org/web/2019071706

We published a statement on our stance on neutrality of free software (and why we won't stay neutral in this case): f-droid.org/en/2019/07/16/stat

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Thanks for the input. We'll have to discus that I think.

@KitsuneAlicia @Shrigglepuss But we won't allow the inclusion of an app that promotes, advertises or suggests gab in any way.

@KitsuneAlicia @Shrigglepuss

> So then why host apps whose devs passively support bigotry by not making their app hostile to them?

Because that is a very different thing.

> so if you're going to hold a standard, why is it on active promotion and not active enablement?

Because we don't believe this can be enforced in any fair way.

See the current debate about fedilab. There's no simple right and wrong in this discussion.

@Shrigglepuss That is exactly what we are doing. We won't host apps promoting hate speech or hateful content on f-droid.org. People who don't agree with those rules should host their own repo.

@jade_qwann can you open an issue in the fdroid data repository?

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We're trying to continue our TWIF posts this week.

Do you have anything interesting to report that happened roughly in the last week in the F-Droid/Android FOSS ecosystem? Any noteworthy app updates?

We just released v1.7 which includes new PanicKit responses: uninstall any app on the device, and, reset repos to default f-droid.org/2019/06/15/panic-a

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„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: nico.dorfbrunnen.eu/de/posts/2

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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.

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