To be clearer, only the Google Play release would have this login block.
When a blocked instance will be entered, the app will display a link to get the app on F-Droid.
I just need a reply from Google before proceeding to a such a move.
The lite version won't be concerned too.
login block against which instances?
That's the reply I want to get from Google.
What will you do if you don't get a reply and get removed?
What if they just give you a vague answer about "instances hosting offensive material"?
If you do get a reply of which instances you have to block, would you please post that list so that we can mercilessly mock Google for it?
What will you do if this happens again?
I'm very pessimistic, and I don't think they'll outright give you a list. And if they do, they probably won't update that list, they'll just threaten to pull the app again.
Yes, you're right but as these users can't use GPlay, it's not the same conditions.
@fedilab personnally i don't use G API and only the F-Droid repo
I am an F-Droid user myself and am usually glad to see links to the F-Droid store. But not in this case when only a specific group of people is directed there. It may harm F-Droid in the end.
@snm @fedilab I agree, sending potential far-right extremists to F-Droid might harm the free software ecosystem. I would not give them any help for their actions, I would also feel ok to block gab in the F-Droid version of fedilab, too. They can fork and maintain their own version without blocks, its still free software, but then it's their thing and it's not endorsed by the free software community.
Google is despicable. I would rather completely drop Google Play version than comply with their demands.
@fedilab I understand that this is a bigger fish than you or perhaps other developers in this situation are prepared to take on. But I would not kowtow to Google on this one. Leave the app as is, and let it be removed. Changing the app signals that this action is acceptable and that google is justified in making this decision. They are not, and are exceeding their legal right, which should invalidate their current legal standing.
@fedilab This is a fair compromise tbh.
Some people will tell you to take a hardline stance but that’s practically always the wrong answer in my experience.
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