[Dev] GNOME Software, archlinux-appstream-data, and Flatpak

Freemor freemor at freemor.ca
Thu May 31 20:09:43 GMT 2018

On Thu, May 31, 2018 at 03:59:49PM -0400, Christopher Davis wrote:
> Flathub is not a central repository like npm, but rather one flatpak
> repo. It works similar to pacman in that flatpak only uses the repos
> provided. While it would be hard to create a your-freedom style
> flatpak, there could be a completely free flatpak repo to use
> instead of flathub. Purism is interested in getting one of these set
> up for PureOS,
> and I've mentioned the idea of splitting Flathub's nonfree apps off
> from the free apps
> so an FSDG-compliant distro could use Flathub in the #flatpak
> channel on freenode.
> Parabola could also set up a repo or work with one of the mentioned
> parties to address the situation.

That was not my confusion but rather the ease with which some could got to
flathub, download steam or skype, and blow their freedom. Figuring it must be
ok. because 1. super easy to do, and 2. Parabola supports flatpaks so this is
intended right?

The licensing patch idea sounds interesting.

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