An Intro to F-Droid - Show and Tell

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Hey there freedom folks, happy GNU year to you all! The education and support of software freedom continues. Typically we think of computer software only on Desktop and Laptop computers, in our community this typically means GNU/Linux. But we also use mobile devices where security and privacy are just as important.

While Android is built on a base of free software, most phone comes preloaded with lots of non-free applications. Typically these are from Google and its app store. To that end, the community has developed a free software alternative called F-Droid (https://f-droid.org/) which distrobutes only free software applications. Media playback, business applications, graphics and games – there is something for everyone on F-Droid that respects your freedoms.

This month we will show you why you should choose this software over the non-free programs, how to install and use F-Droid and include some application recommendations to get you on your way. All questions are welcome as we can help out with any issues.

There will also be the usual Gnews segment and afterwards will be dinner at a local restaurant where the conversation can continue.

This is a non technical event and everyone is invited to join us. Event starts at 6:30PM Thursday 18th January at Electron Workshop – 31 Arden Street, North Melbourne.

Hope to see you there!

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