flatpak-external-data-checker started life as a side-project at Endless, notifying the team when a small number of unofficial Flatpak wrappers for third-party proprietary apps in Endless' own Flatpak repository needed attention. Three years and sixteen developers later, it checks and automatically updates over a hundred apps on Flathub, many of which are free software and maintained by their upstream developers, and has a small but thriving community of contributors itself.
This talk will cover how this tool grew into its present form, how it can help you maintain a Flatpak of your application, and its implications for the health of the Flathub ecosystem.
Will Thompson is Director of Platform at Endless OS Foundation, a non-profit whose mission is to help all people and communities connect with technology.
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