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FOSS gradle build flavor #6568
Since March 13, you can now download Signal as an
Fortunately, you can use Signal without Google's Firebase Cloud Messaging but unfortunately, the proprietary libraries are still included in Signal's build. Some of these are:
In my eyes it makes sense to add a fully free and open source gradle build flavor to Signal which builds get published on the website instead of the default Google Play release. If this is done, F-Droid can reproduce and distribute the official binaries of Signal by OpenWhisperSystems.
Reference thread in F-Droid's forum: https://forum.f-droid.org/t/signal-discussion-about-google-play-alternative/95