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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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I find it incredibly surprising that many or 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.

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HEY. @Tusky is excellent. As of me writing this post, their Open Collective balance stands at $1592.59.

If people can get $200 more dollars in the till (that's $1792.59) by the end of the day tomorrow (36 hours for me, give or take a few), I'll match it with $200 dollars of my own.

I also challenge other folks in tech with a little money to throw around to match my match, even partially.

https://opencollective.com/tusky
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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
* /e/
* F-Droid configuration
* etc.

This time @metalab was very hospitable. (No jackhammering :awesome:). Our live demos also worked surprisingly well, thanks to #ScreenStream. I'm really looking forward to the next one.

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?

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Interesting Talk "Android without Google". Unfortunately not many listeners, this should be required knowledge for Android devs :D #dcberlin19 #droidcon

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Did not expect to see @fdroidorg in a presentation by Google, but this guy from Google Play Protect had it in his slides as an example from where they get apks to analyze in order to find malware. #dcberlin19 #droidcon

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Hello everyone! Vienna Meetup is now on mastodon. 🎉

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I'm on a panel discussion at #droidcon Berlin next Monday: www-de-droidcon-com.filesusr.c

(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 😂 .

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I just tried using WebApps Sandboxed Browser from @fdroidorg with @pixelfed and find it quite convenient compared to having it open in one of a hundred tabs in #firefox f-droid.org/app/com.tobykurien
#pixelfed

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EU elections - please vote! 

The 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.

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