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Liberapay, a fully free Donation Platform

Recently F-Droid has gained support for Liberapay, a fully free donation platform aimed at software projects. Liberapay itself is fully free and open source software focusing on recurrent donations to software projects. These recurrent donations are important for the...

Website Updates

There have been a couple of important updates to this website. First, a longstanding complaint about this website is that there is only prominent donation buttons for F-Droid itself, and not for the apps. We want to support as many app developers as possible, so the app pages have been...

F-Droid presentation at the Linux.conf.au 2018 conference

In Sydney, New South Wales on Monday 22 January through to Friday 26 January, Linux.conf.au, the Australian Linux conference took place.

F-Droid’s Peter Serwylo was there Thursday, 25 Jan, presenting his “F-Droid: The private, secure, free and open app store for Android”.

The 45 minutes long talk covers how...

Fairphone Open ships F-Droid Privileged Extension!

Fairphone has taken a big step towards making a fully free Android phone! They already have Fairphone Open, an alternate version of Android that does not include any proprietary apps. The built-in Fairphone Updater makes it really easy to switch a Fairphone away from the Google Android version...

Upcoming Security Audit

We have started the process of the second security audit of the F-Droid setup. The audit will be conducted by Radically Open Security, which is a natural partner for F-Droid since they share our focus on free software and open processes. Once we receive the results and have addressed...

New Collaborations on Exposing Tracking

Since 2010, the F-Droid community has been working to provide only 100% verified Free Software, and to make apparent all forms of tracking, advertising, and “anti-features” commonly found in apps. F-Droid provides a complete app ecosystem where users are actively notified of tracking and advertising in the apps, and...

F-Droid and the Janus Vulnerability

The Janus vulnerability has sprung forth unto the Android world, and we have sprung into action to keep it far away.

First off, f-droid.org, guardianproject.info/fdroid and apt.izzysoft.de/fdroid were scanned for possible Janus exploits and none were found. f-droid.org’s greatest protection against...

Publishing a nightly builds repo with GitLab or Travis CI

Having users run “nightly” builds is a great way to get rapid feedback on current development activities. One key way to get this kind of feedback is to make it as easy as possible for people to install the nightly builds, and to keep updated. The F-Droid tools now let...

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