Hi all. First post for me.
It is quite clear from the docs how to set up a private repo for sources and/or apk’s.
I am considering setting up a repo to support just a small group of applications (which, f-y-i, drive data acquisition hardware connected via TRRS & OTG) so that users in our ‘channel’ had a portal for app publication and updates etc.
The developers of these software (and hardware) modules want to sell extension points that complement the free apps. For example, base applications would offer certain functions, but advanced versions, some with hardware support, would (typically, but not exclusively) be made available upon some hardware detection events.
That’s how we see the world working for us.
The thing is that the Android applications cannot be open source. Please don’t ask why. That’s how it is.
The free (base) apps have great value for users -they are not junk/advertising; the extension points are items of real value that makers have invested heavily in (generally speaking they bring to market, at very low cost to the end user, items that were previously only available via very expensive routes, such as NI etc).
So, if I have considered cloning the Android f-droid (android-application) repo and modifying the clone (leaving it open-source of course) in order to support just a single f-droid repo where the android applications are not open-source. Is this okay ?