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
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
The https://search.f-droid.org website is significantly faster again now
It's now only searching through name and summary of an app (instead of all possible fields).
Please try it out and see if it still finds the apps you expect with the keywords you expect.
F-Droid is an installable catalogue of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) applications for the Android platform.
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