Issue #1782

Issue #1629: F-Droid does not respect the GNU free system distributions guidelines

F-droid Antifeature: NonFreeAdd definition unclear

Added by Wolfgang Wiedmeyer 2 months ago. Updated 2 months ago.

Status:Closed Start date:03/20/2017
Priority:Immediate Due date:
Assignee:Wolfgang Wiedmeyer % Done:


Category:Upstream antifeatures
Target version:Any version
Resolution:fixed Device:


Current definition of the NonFreeAdd anti-feature:

the application promotes non-free add-ons, such that the app is effectively an advert for other non-free software and such software is not clearly labelled as such.

The last part makes it sound as it would be ok to promote non-free software as long as it is labeled as such. This would not be in compliance with the Free System Distribution Guidelines and it raises the question if there are apps included in F-Droid that advertise nonfree software and that are not marked with an anti-feature.


Updated by Wolfgang Wiedmeyer 2 months ago

  • Parent task set to #1629

Updated by Wolfgang Wiedmeyer 2 months ago

  • Description updated (diff)
  • Assignee deleted (Paul Kocialkowski)

Updated by Wolfgang Wiedmeyer 2 months ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed
  • Assignee set to Wolfgang Wiedmeyer
  • Resolution set to fixed

Fixed with this commit

See the closed upstream bug for more information. All apps should be marked with NonFreeAdd if they promote nonfree software. There may only be the case that an app wasn't marked because the issue was already covered by a different antifeature like NonFreeDep.

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