If your on Android, and use the Google Play Store, then there's something to change.
The Google Play Store is the place to see s thrown in your face. Also full of Proprietary software and trackers, I would skip it.
Instead use F-Droid.
Features: Free software, Respects your privacy, Almost all apps Free software (if not partially open e.g. Tutanota, Bitwarden).
I don't agree that All apps are 100% FOSS as you said.
There are some apps that are Client-side open source, but their servers aren't.
Every app on F-Droid has a release of their source code in a way, but they don't have to be "100% FOSS".
That's of my knowledge and I may be wrong..
Stay Safe though!
That doesn't mean the apps don't depend on other things that might be proprietary, but nothing that is on F-Droid contains any proprietary code, and those that depend on proprietary servers etc are marked clearly with "AntiFeatures"
The servers run the applications so it's ironic to say the servers part isn't going to effect the meaning of Free and Open Source.
And also, what do you mean by 100% FOSS when you say that apps might depend on something proprietary?
Again, Stay Safe ;)
@Tommy We're arguing semantics here, but I think it's important to get the details right.
Every single application on F-Droid is 100% FOSS. All of it.
Now, what do I (and everyone) mean by "application on F-Droid"? It's the code that actually runs on your phone. All of that is 100% FOSS.
Now, some of the apps on F-Droid are going to connect to servers that run proprietary software, but the application itself has no proprietary components.
Even Stallman doesn't mind applications connecting to servers that run proprietary code, as long as you don't run proprietary code on your machine.
That sounds like something made up
"If some of them are nonfree, that usually doesn't directly affect users of the service. They are not running those programs; the service operator is running them."
"if the service operator runs GNU/Linux or other free software, that's not a virtue that affects you"
"Thus, we don't have a rule that free systems shouldn't use (or shouldn't depend on) services (or sites) implemented with nonfree software"
Thanks for the article.
I'll probably do a bit more research on this.
I'm still not on your side.
A app that has a Non-free network has no meaning to 100% FOSS.
@Tommy well, you're wrong. If an app does not contain proprietary code then by definition it is 100% FOSS. Which is a requirement to be included in F-Droid.
So your telling me the 100% FOSS goes only to the client?
Sorry, I'm still a bit of a beginner..
If you want to uninstall Playstore but still need some apps/updates from there you can use Aurora Store (Shows tracker count from exodus; you can filter out apps with ads in the search; you can put deactivated apps on a ignore list so that they won't get updated when you press 'update all').
The Aurora Store is pretty neat and yes, there is a option for a anonymous account :)
Still, all apps you will ever need are in F-Droid.
@Tommy I like your idealism and I would agree with you 90%.
But there's stuff that you won't get and is really inconvenient not to have.
Example 1: DB Navigator (8 trackers): I want to use digital tickets; I don't have a printer; I book last-minute. I use it even though it has 8 trackers because I don't know any alternative.
Example 2: Carsharing Deutschland (0 trackers).
@Tommy does Oeffi also provide tickets?
Sadly I don't think so...
Maybe I'm wrong