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Announcing issuebot

F-Droid is a robot with a passion for Free and Open Source (FOSS) software, and now F-Droid has a new helper: issuebot! It started life as a hacked together script running on the RFP tracker, where it was doing some automated checks on the information that people submitted...

Vote now and make F-Droid a High Priority for FSF

At the end of October 2020 the FSF Committee began the review of the High Priority Projects free software list and they need your feedback by January 8.

Given how the focus of this whole year ended up about human mobility and the computers that help us do our work...

Repomaker is back!

Repomaker received a big update to make it maintainable. It now works with fdroidserver 1.1.10 and any Django 1.11.x version, and is almost done being ported to Django 2.x. The flatpak package has been updated, and now also works on Raspberry Pi (or any ARM).

The easiest way to...

Adding React Native Apps to F-Droid

React Native is a popular open-source app development framework that makes it easy to build cross-platform applications using the platform’s native UI components. This makes it an ideal choice for developers building apps for all platforms.

That’s why we chose it when we started working on the new

Publishing an F-Droid Repo using a Hardware Security Module

The following is a tutorial for publishing apps through F-Droid using a hardware security module (HSM). The HSM used in this post is a Nitrokey HSM2. Other hardware tokens should have similar functionality, but you’ll have to use different commands for interacting with the HSM.

Storing signing keys in...

Happy 10 Years of F-Droid!

10 years ago today, Ciaran Gultnieks posted the first blog post on f-droid.org 1, kicking off 10 years of bringing free software to Android. From early on, F-Droid also had a strong commitment to privacy and marked Anti-Features to help users choose software that most respects the users. Thanks to...

Donations with Free Software

When F-Droid started back in 2010, there were no free software options for donations. So we used the standard proprietary services, and received enough donations to keep things running. Thank you for your continued support over the years! In recent years, two solid free software funding platforms have been established:...

.yml is the only metadata format, the others will be removed

Back in September, we announced that the F-Droid ecosystem is moving fully to YAML formats. That means the old .txt custom metadata format as well as the JSON metadata format will be entirely removed from all the tools, like fdroidserver. The upcoming 2.0 release of fdroidserver will only...

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