Sharing this because it’s one of the most promising Android projects we recommend on Privacy Guides, and it would be a huge detriment to the Android/Privacy community at large if this developer is no longer able to continue this work :(

Happy New Year!

DivestOS and the Divested projects as they currently stand are ultimately unsustainable.

My goal for 2023 was to acquire a grant to continue my work, I was unsuccessful.

Today I am announcing a fundraiser of raising $12,000 USD by end of February.

It may be a stretch to ask, but I hope you all have found sufficient value in my work to keep these projects going.

If it is unsuccessful I will switch to a full-time job and the Divested projects will take a backseat.

To those who have donated, I truly appreciate your support.

Thank you - Tavi/Tad.

  • Eevoltic
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    445 months ago

    This dev is very important to the FOSS android ecosystem. I’ve divested an old phone and I love how opinionated the project is in regards to security. They are very active and take the project very seriously - when I submitted a bug report on github I got a response within three minutes!

    Please donate!

    • @loki@lemmy.ml
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      105 months ago

      I wouldn’t say he develops fennec, he contributes to fennec. relan develops fennec. Mull depends on fennec to remove proprietary blobs and builds it along with user.js from arkenfox.

  • @Imprint9816@lemmy.dbzer0.com
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    5 months ago

    This was a big concern in the Kuketz review. The whole project is basically one guy. Now this guy needs 12k in the next 7 weeks to keep going.

    Divest is an amazing project and dealing with these costs is a major issue for any small business. Hoping for the best!

    Donated. If you don’t reach the goal, hopefully it helps out in someway.

  • @jet@hackertalks.com
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    255 months ago

    These projects are great, and I donated, to be sustainable these need to be group efforts, not a single person’s passion project.

  • @Gooey0210@sh.itjust.works
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    215 months ago

    I don’t use any of their roms or apps but will donate $1-5

    Have heard good things about the project, and there’s actually not that many similar projects out there

    Long live foss, we are a legion

  • @RedNight@lemmy.ml
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    175 months ago

    I’m not a heavy user of the Divested ecosystem or use the ROMs, but I’ll donate to keep the options healthy and encourage good work! I wish there were a couple more cryptocurrency options like ethereum and bitcoin cash.

    • @Cinner@lemmy.worldB
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      15 months ago

      I wish there were a couple more cryptocurrency options like ethereum and bitcoin cash.

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