Copperhead OS rebranded and distributed Signal as “Noise”, but it seems like their repo’s all went down about half a year ago due to what I’m assume is mismanagement. Is there any interest (or should I make a request) for including a rebrand of Signal in F-Droid similar to Copperhead?
From what I understand, the blockers for including Signal before were:
A) Dependencies on google play services
B) Builds needed to be reproducible
C) The upstream developer did not like F-Droid distributing the app with their branding
The first issue isn’t a problem now, and the last issue can be resolved by rebranding. I’m assuming the second isn’t a problem as Copperhead was rebuilding it, and from what I understand, they avoided any use of google play for privacy reasons, but that’s just a guess.