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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.


The GNU/Linux client currently depends on Electron. There are concerns about it's freedom status:

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


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/ and vector/src/app/java/im/vector/ga/


When reviewed separately from riot-desktop, riot-web was found to be free software.

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