@bart @fdroidorg I'm not an iOS dev, but as far as I understand it, this should be possible right now using and gitlab.com/fdroid/fdroidserver

Once that is merged, we'll post a new release to Homebrew.

Completely mind boggling to me that we threw away 5 billion phones in 2022.

Some of those could have been repurposed: smartphones are hardly innovating any more. The most eco-friendly phone is the one you already have.

We need to publicly support communities like @postmarketOS who work on making these phones repurposable, and @gnome that work on making a polished mobile experience that serves people, not creepy corporations.


It's pretty unsavory how everybody talks about #MarketPlaces when it comes to platforms for distributing apps. I guess because of #DMA. But it's important to take a step back and appreciate that like many other #FOSS platforms #FDroid is not a maket place, it's a #commons.


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@mfjurbala @matchboxbananasynergy you can see more details if you go to the "App Details" page for those apps, then look at "Versions"

Every time I do tech support for my family I get very angry about people who whine about lacking "tech literacy".

90% of the stuff I have to teach them is how to navigate manipulative software and dark patterns. This has nothing to do with tech, but with capitalism. Tech is not complicated, it is just made maximally confusing on purpose to remove agency.

Better tech ed won't fix this.

@vitriolix it is an expensive toy with a large climate impact, that uses its electric-ness as a guise to make its buyers feel like they can ignore

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@downey and to think they could have instead just built off of one of the many good event apps like used at , , and more.

"Just search for 'Linux Foundation Events' in your app store to find our brand new [proprietary?] AI-powered app!"

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@paoloredaelli @sammi @element "gratis" is clear to many English speakers since they also speak other languages, like EU standard English. For the majority of mother tongue English speakers, my guess is "gratis" would be weird but somehow understandable. There would be many who had never heard the word. "Gratuity" is probably the closest word in English, but has a different meaning.

(For context, my mother tongue is English, father tongue German, and I speak a bit of some other languages.)

@richiekhoo @sovtechfund yes, self-funded maintainers are an essential target for this kind of funding. I would also include volunteer maintainers, which is not the same thing. Many maintainers of key software pieces do want funding for the work, but funding can still go to others writing patches, etc

There also needs to be help getting companies understand that it is in their own interest to let their developers contribute to any project they rely on, no matter how indirectly they rely on it.

Major push to impose a U.S. site-blocking law. Nothing has changed since SOPA. Of course, lawful content would also be blocked arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20 #Quad9

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