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An alternative app' (application) software repository for Android and derivitives, purposed to include only F(L)OSS (Free/Libre Open Source Software). ••• https://f-droid.org ••• https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F-Droid ••• Wiki, FAQ, Etc.: https://f-droid.org/wiki/ ••• Project Repo', issues, etc.: https://gitlab.com/fdroid ••• Search the main repo' for app's: https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/ ° or on Searx: !fd <search-term> ••• F-Droid app' Changelog: https://gitlab.com/fdroid/fdroidclient/raw/HEAD/CHANGELOG.md ••• Known Repo's: https://f-droid.org/wiki/page/Known_Repositories ° https://forum.f-droid.org/t/known-repositories/721 ••• https://forum.f-droid.org/t/so-long-farewell-and-goodbye/600 °alt'° https://web.archive.org/web/20181209061711/https://forum.f-droid.org/t/so-long-farewell-and-goodbye/600 ••• No need to introduce yourself, nor greet others; whereas "lurking"/idling is fine. No greetings outside topical messages. "Don't ask to ask! Just ask." ••• Room is "logged" & "World Readable": https://view.matrix.org/alias/%23F-Droid:matrix.org ••• For sharing: #F-Droid:matrix.org ° https://riot.im/app/#/room/#F-Droid:matrix.org ° https://matrix.to/#/#F-Droid:matrix.org ° [#F-Droid:matrix.org](https://matrix.to/#/#F-Droid:matrix.org) ••• Listed: https://matrixstats.org/alias/%23F-Droid:matrix.org ••• Keywords/Tags: #F-Droid #fdroid #deGoogle #Secure #Privacy #SelfSupport #CommunitySupport #ForUsersByUsers ••• This room has served the End Users of F-Droid on Matrix, for quite some time. From the former most prolific Dev' on the project, the idea of Matrix instead of ONLY IRC, was rebuffed. Yet NOW they come demanding homage. Pay tribute in #fdroid-official:matrix.org and accept any unmoderated IRC "Joe Job", et cetera in there. But do not FUD on this moderated community of End Users. ••••41 Servers

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3 Jan 2019
21:37:25@BenBE:toppoint.deBenBEI don't dislike the wording; I noticed that the built-in tracking in e.g. riot.im is not reflected in its description/listing of Anti-Features.
4 Jan 2019
08:54:32@Grillby:matrix.org[♥](Bloom Kitty)Well Riot.im shows a message at the start, asking for that permission, instead of just turning it on and hiding somewhere in the settings.
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15:16:21@BenBE:toppoint.deBenBEYes. But even if turned off the functionality is there, even if it's not transmitted. I see mentioning this kind of tracking (even if configurable) as a kind of incentive to developers to write their applications without it: In some cases it's only due to the tracking applications need additional permissions, which they won't need without. Also the tracking code makes the application larger.
17:44:40@MilkManzJourDaddy:matrix.orgMilkManzJourDaddy [99-Problems/A📌🚁/Falayalaralfali] 💥🔨 Castigare troglodytam. Malleo pugnae aviditate. 🌊👋🙋\o 💥🔨 ZFG 🙌 ™¦¶␍ ↵␤↘↦: You are better off with versions of app's on F-Droid than those on Google® Play™.
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5 Jan 2019
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11:10:48@BenBE:toppoint.deBenBE MilkManzJourDaddy [99-Problems/A📌🚁/Falayalaralfali] 💥🔨 Castigare troglodytam. Malleo pugnae aviditate. 🌊👋🙋\o 💥🔨 ZFG 🙌 ™¦¶␍ ↵␤↘↦:: Sure, but that's not my point. My point is, that if you inform about Anti-Features you should do it completely. And even "Configurable Tracking" is a kind of tracking which people may see as an Anti-Feature and thus want to get notified about it (in advance).
11:26:59@Grillby:matrix.org[♥](Bloom Kitty) I think it would rather need an extra category besides anti-fratures, one that sounds less threatening, since it'a fully optional, especially since it doesn't have any downsides for the end user, if disabled. Maybe "privacy notice" or something like that.
11:56:10@Athlon3d:matrix.orgDWhat kind of data Riot track?
12:49:44@BenBE:toppoint.deBenBE D: AFAIC from Source mostly Feature Use inside the App. (Riot also was just an example, there are other apps like this).
15:26:52@Athlon3d:matrix.orgDBenBE: Is it enabled or disabled by default?
15:41:02@MilkManzJourDaddy:matrix.orgMilkManzJourDaddy [99-Problems/A📌🚁/Falayalaralfali] 💥🔨 Castigare troglodytam. Malleo pugnae aviditate. 🌊👋🙋\o 💥🔨 ZFG 🙌 ™¦¶␍ ↵␤↘↦:Do you mean Analytics?
16:05:25@BenBE:toppoint.deBenBE D: In case of Riot it pops up a dialog right at first start; didn't look into the source too much if it was initialized as enabled or disabled before that dialog was answered.
17:26:29@blurp:matrix.orgblurp BenBE: If I remember well discussion on Riot Android room with F-Droid team, it must be disabled by default. And if I check on a fresh install it is disabled. I don't know how it works with Google Play version
17:31:38@PoquerMcBeerdy:matrix.org@PoquerMcBeerdy:matrix.orgLike riot and an using it now but GDPR and eucd compliance has made them shit the bed. Briar is best, give it a few more versions (picture and remote adding ppl still needed)
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6 Jan 2019
11:59:50@codebam:matrix.orgSean changed their profile picture.
13:44:57@Grillby:matrix.org[♥](Bloom Kitty) I think I remember people asking whether there are F-Droid apps besides Riot.im and mkniVector with Matrix support, because apparently two different accounts aren't enough. Well I found this app called Shelter, which you can use to duplicate any app on Android 7+ so you can use each app with two different accounts.
17:20:38@binfixin:matrix.orgbinfixin That's good info
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