@cloutstream CloutStream: An open source federated alternative to LinkedIn, just launched its new website
@Purism Purism: Makers of privacy-oriented computers and the upcoming Librem5 smartphone
@fdroidorg F-Droid: The open source alternative to Google Play
@krita Krita: Open source painting software aimed at artists and illustrators
If your are using the privileged and #fdroid alphas you might want to hold up on upgrading to 1.3alpha2. Or if you've done so you need to enable unknown sources once to upgrade to alpha3 which will come tomorrow.
There's already a flagship site up and running:
The dev is working on #ActivityPub support and is requesting feedback on what more needs to be done:
If you're interested in helping federate GetTogether, join the discussion at the link above.
As @Coffee is away on holiday I'll assemble this weeks #TWIF. I'd appreciate suggestions on what to include here or in the forum thread: https://forum.f-droid.org/t/twif-submission-thread/2752/28
Aurora Store: Download apks from #GooglePlayStore
#AuroraStore is a #fork of #YalpStore by Sergey Yeriomin. It lets you download apps directly from Google Play Store as #apk files. It can search for #updates of installed #apps and lets you search for other apps.
This weeks #twif is live: https://f-droid.org/en/2018/06/14/this-week-in-fdroid-w24.html
Our plan to bring the Tutanota app to @fdroidorg is making progress: https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/secure-mail-open-source
We have just removed GCM for push from the app, the main requirement to realize the F-Droid publication! 😀 Here are details: https://github.com/tutao/tutanota/commit/449c36eac5755571f4c5d28a74dfdc13c3cdc6df
God, this new phone is making me appreciate how awful proprietary software is in comparison to open source. Escaping from the built-in apps to f-droid was such a relief. But of course, most of the thing is still proprietary and sketchy as hell. I'm not even allowed to disable that stalkery music app, for example. I really need to work on getting myself a good open source phone. :/
To all those wanting to have some #FOSS app listed in my repo (e.g. because they can't have it included with the official F-Droid repo for some reason):
My Updater now also can fetch APKs from GitLab tags.
Description on the GitLab repo for my repo (oops) updated accordingly: https://gitlab.com/IzzyOnDroid/repo (file your requests in its issue tracker, please).
Apologies again for the delay. Ironically, an error slipped through in our rush to get it out the door in time.
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