The free software Android Appstore #F-Droid has released a statement indicating that they will not give into demands that they censor blacklist-free software like Fedilab - which can be used to access #gab - or blacklist-riddled software like Tusky. Both censoring and freedom-respecting software is allowed in the F-Droid Appstore's catalog.
Why is software created using taxpayers’ money not released as Free Software?
* Tax savings: Similar applications don't have to be programmed from scratch every time.
* Collaboration: Major projects can share expertise and costs.
* Serving the public: Applications paid by the public should be available for everyone.
* Fostering innovation: With transparent processes, others don't have to reinvent the wheel.