Talk:Riot.im

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Dependency and freedom issues

For all cases, there is a thread in directory-discuss on Chromium, Electron, QtWebEngine and related issues, its also a good idea to see the talk page about Chromium.

GNU+Linux client

The GNU/Linux client currently depends on non-free software called Electron. See:

Further more, the notes on the "web" version apply.

riot-android

Has "conditional" freedom status when built. Only builds for F-Droid are free/libre, others aren't. This "conditional freedom" is programmed in the source files and is activated automatically by default, so it seems that the Riot proprietors only want to "reach out for more people" rather than provide free/libre software for everyone. See this discussion on libreplanet-br mailing list (in Brazilian Portuguese). To summarize: so far the affected files found are vector/build.gradle, vector/src/app/java/im/vector/gcm/GCMHelper.java and vector/src/app/java/im/vector/ga/Analytics.java.

riot-web

Requires non-free software, or the website visitors aren't informed on which license covers the software and where to get the complete corresponding source files. See this discussion on libreplanet-br mailing list (in Brazilian Portuguese).



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