Hello @fdroidorg it has come to my attention that you are hosting a barely modified version of @Tusky branded to a hateful Gab instance full of TERFs in your main repository. I suggest you nuke that app immediately if you don't want to be suspicious of supporting hatespeech. https://gitlab.com/fdroid/fdroiddata/merge_requests/5799
@ConnyDuck @fdroidorg @Tusky While you're at it, as a developer for Tusky, you'll probably have better luck than I did convincing them to take down Librem Social, which is the exact same shit designed for a different neonazi instance, as well as FreeTusky, which literally brags about removing the blocklist (of which Gab is the only one on there to my knowledge and therefore they're bragging about/promoting Gab) in their description.
@KitsuneAlicia yeah... I think they made up their mind and it can't be changed.
@KitsuneAlicia No there is not. This is why my next project is getting a different license.
@ConnyDuck Good call. 👍
@ConnyDuck wow that's pretty cool, I didn't know this existed
@ConnyDuck Could you provide a link to this license? I have trouble finding any information on it :)
@ConnyDuck @unicorn i really doubt that is enforceable, what would you do if tusky had this, sue everyone who connected to gab or another far right instance? i also think there is the potential for it to be used against antifascists, communists, anarchists
"No use for the purpose of inflicting bodily harm"
"No use for the purpose of War. (aiding or undertaking directly)"
or people who made jokes about white people or cis people or even boomers (they are not discriminated against but some of them think they are)
"No use for the purpose of discrimination or hate speech towards disadvantaged groups on the basis of...
@ConnyDuck I'm kind of conflicted on this one - between the slow updates/technical issues (and honestly, I'm OK with those on their own because I know they're recompiling things, it's all volunteer, etc.) and this sort of complicity, it's like... what, do I go back to Google Play? Sure, Google is evil, but are they better at moderating this kind of crap?
Or is this going to be like the LibreOffice split where we're gonna have to fork and do it better?
So the move here would be to get a community together hosting their own repo(s), curating their apps there, and deleting the mainline F-Droid repos, until that community is big enough to maintain development of the whole F-Droid project itself (and then formally forking can be a detail).
And possibly advocate for more community-management-useful features, e.g. a (toggleable per repo, default off) moderator-approved-before-publically-viewable review system infrastructured around individual repos.
@ConnyDuck @fdroidorg @Tusky F-Droid out there again showing us that spreading FOSS is just as important to them as helping to amplify hate speech communities' access to the wider world.
Slow claps all around. Like clockwork, next will come their irresponsible shrugs at the damage they're doing to the FOSS community's image as they wave their hate wares out to the world screaming "but it's freedom!" Well done, I could set my watch by you. Surprise me this time and do the right thing, I dare you.
@tyil there is a difference between "not having my exact worldview" and supporting hateful groups.
@tyil ok I'll block you
They didn't even fully change the branding - only the app icon and the app name. The details page shows a “Tusky” banner, the description refers exclusively to “Tusky”.
Even if they're not up for removing Gab-aligned micro-forks of a project you'd think they'd be ok with removing such a zero-effort waste of space! Why have an approvals process at all if “we literally just changed the name and icon” is an acceptable app?
1. There are now hundreds of Tusky forks out there doing all the same thing with the exact same features and most of them saying "Muh, but blocking Gab is bad". Guys, this is a Mastodon client. Even the people at Pleroma had luck getting Tusky to work with it.
2. I would be totally fine as a contributor if Tusky switched to the NPL.
3. Also imagine this as a developer: do you want your software to be used to organize mass murders? I don't think so.
What, you mean where the both of you spam the forums and gitlab with the same tired arguments, then completely retcon everything you said and meant the moment everyone calls you on it, and then deny saying things, and then get shown block quotes where you say the things you denied saying?
If so, just show the links.
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