Thanks. @fdroidorg inclusion requests have exposed a number of "open source" Android apps as having non-free dependencies and spyware bundled with them. It seems like the #JitsiMeet app is in that category. It would be great to see app developers acknowledging those issues and working on them, instead of seeing it as the community's job ;)
@RoboePi I think it's a classic case of:
They chuck the code they write over the wall, yay it's open source! Whether it can be built independently and whether it empowers or spies on its users is someone else's problem.
@RoboePi @strypey @fdroidorg And it's not that rare that when pointing such things out to a dev, the answer is along the lines of "but Firebase is free!" The tricky thing sometimes seems to be to distinguish between "free" (beer) and "open" (speech). That gets some a developer puzzled. But once explained, they usually get the idea.
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