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By muqali, Senior Member on 3rd May 2011, 02:12 AM
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For anyone who likes to use/support FOSS and have access to the source code for what they install, has a handy app that lets you see only FOSS apps(you can loosen the restriction in the settings somewhat if need be).
3rd May 2011, 06:32 PM |#2  
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I've found the two pane file explorer and SSH ConnectBot and the IRC client to be excellent for my purposes. Anyone else using any of it?
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Yes I use those apps (ghost commander you are talking about) as well as k9mail, osmand and about 10 more. Actually I've stopped using Google Play altogether. The problem I have is that many open source apps are getting released all the time and a lot of them dont get into f-droid , for various reasons, the main one being there is not enough developers to put together the recipes. You can suggest an app on the f-droid forums but you might have to wait a while until a developer gets around to collecting the metadata, inspecting the source code for dodgy bits, and merging it. This post explains the process and it doesn't look that hard. I think if more developers were aware of its existence and submitted their own apps the repo would be a lot healthier.
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