Ok, my try:
Like the Playstore, but with a non-commercial, open spirit and much fewer - although high quality - apps.
(It's hard to not mix the App and the repository)
@fdroidorg I never really realized the "You don't need any account"-Thing.
But in times of walled gardens, it's a good argument.
I'd like to phrase it:
An open source app store, that respects your privacy, freedom and rights and informs you whether an application might breach these three values.
I like how you turned it - and maybe I would go further and not even mention "open source".
I really think these keywords are likely to frightened "normal" GApp users. They are quickly understood as "techies skills needed to use it".
(Obviously, this has to be mentioned in further explaination on how it respects privacy better than others)
It's really about the apps you can find on this alternative store and that you cannot find on the Play Store (or if ads are added on the Play Store version, etc), since that reflects why using apps such as F-Droid is important.
OsmAnd seems to be free on the Play Store ^^
But yeah, DAVdroid isn't (3.99€ here). So that's an argument that's more likely to be heard than the "ethical" argument
Yes, but OsmAnd has normally in-app-purchases (osm+ .. not sure what you normally have to buy).
the f-droid version comes just with all these features, i guess.
Well, i donate to FOSS Projects and i guess that others do the same. @Liberapay has great potential when it comes to alternative financing concepts.
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