Who ships F-Droid? (ROMs, repos, forks, etc.)

links including commercial e sales website

Thanks for the spam links.

E does not ship F-Droid. Their app store is a ripoff site, not a fork or repo. And it includes mostly proprietary apps from play store.

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Please excuse me. You are right, /e OS doesn’t ship f-droid.

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Well their app store is not a re-branded f-droid app store but it does supply apps from the f-droid via cleanapk.

Their app store does not directly pull apps from the Google Play Store. It uses https://info.cleanapk.org/
This is a lot worse because anyone can submit apks

Their app store is open source and code is found at: https://gitlab.e.foundation/e/apps/apps

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That app and source is for accessing the dirty, proprietary “clean” apk store. APIs are available, but not source for the store. If that app were submitted to F-Droid, it would be tagged with anti-feature “promotes non-free network services” at least.

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That’s the thing that I don’t like about this app store, that anyone can send an app for them to put into the cleanapk repo. And then they scan it. That’s why f-droid is so good!

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@uniqx , IMO it would be better to put CopperheadOS in a separate category because of their proprietary/closed-source licensing for their ROM.

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@uniqx , Another ROM with bundled F-Droid: LeOS https://leos-gsi.de/

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Sad the sources for https://github.com/LeOS-GSI seem to be awful sparse
(ie. missing).

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After talking through an intermediary, it seems the LeOS sources will be published soon here:

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Yes. I found that too. A decent degoogled GSI with a very helpful dev

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Aurora Store app will serve up F-Droid apps. I don’t know if this is directly from the f-droid api or if they copy and serve them from their server.

Aurora does not serve apps.
Aurora Store downloads apps directly from Google Play Store.
Aurora Droid downloads apps directly from F-Droid compatible repos.

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Is anyone here familiar with iodéOS and can confirm that they ship F-Droid by default? F-Droid is mentioned on this site: iodéOS - iodé (you’ll have to scroll down a lot, deep linking not possible)

https://blog.replicant.us/2022/06/new-replicant-6-0-0004-release-and-replicant-11-status/

F-Droid has been removed as many applications shipped in it are not compliant with the guidelines for distributions recommended by the FSF. It was kept so long because we expected to get it fixed upstream fast enough, but that didn’t happen for various reasons. We have setup a wiki page and a forum section for more information about the issue and how to deal with it.

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Thanks for the hint, removed it from OP.

You can get a FairPhone 4 in the US if you want it bad enough. CalyxOS and DivestOS are available for FP4 now. Warning: It may work less than great on some networks or in some locations.

@uniqx Could this be converted to a wiki here? I think that seems more apropos than just a topic that’ll time out eventually.

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@TPS good point, thanks. I converted it to wiki now. (Wasn’t aware of that feature)

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