Originally Posted by hackel
This looks like a great app! I do wish you would reconsider your position on releasing the source code, both for the Android VPN client and the server. If I could, I would love to run my own, private server instance, even if this means sacrificing some anonymity. I also have to imagine that if this app takes off (which I hope it does), server bandwidth costs would become prohibitively expensive for you to maintain yourself, which means you will start having to charge users for bandwidth. I also think it doesn't make sense to always route everything through France when the majority of the time I'm at home, on my own local WiFi network.
I have no plans to open source VPN/Sentry at this moment. One of the reasons is that I don't want to support running own serves, since this will inevitably result in all kind of questions I don't want / can't put time into at this moment.
Related FAQ: https://www.vpnsentry.net/faq/#FAQ8
This thread is for a reason in the XDA paid apps main forum. Data usage is free at this moment and will stay free up to a limit (to be determined), but will / need to be paid later on.
If you would run your own server, your internet traffic has to pass through your local Wi-Fi network as well, so this is not really an argument. I will add a server in Canada soon, also to have a proper backup, if you are worried about latency.
If you are concerned about your privacy, this is what I wrote in the NetGuard forum:
"I can imagine people asking themselves if I am trustworthy and they should. Therefore a little about my motives: developing VPN/Sentry is mainly a technical challenge to me (although the app looks simple, it is in fact a lot more complex than NetGuard under the hood). VPN/Sentry is something I want to use myself to reduce battery usage while still having full filtering capabilities. VPN/Sentry already has profiles and will have wildcard and global filtering (including ad blocking) in the near future.
I am just a independent developer and not a big company. IMHO you should be more worried about big companies anyway. Run the Android Booking.com app with NetGuard with filtering enabled or with VPN/Sentry enabled and take a look at what is being accessed for an example.
I have no interest in your data and not even the time to analyze your data. I might take a look at your data in the testing phase, but this will be just to debug problems.
Anyway, you have to make up your own mind about this, but I hope this helps.