Brussels / 4 & 5 February 2023


EU alternative to app stores

The European Union adopted its Budget for the next year in November 2022. The EU 2023 Budget was amended to include the pilot project “De-monopolized access to EU applications”. The project, as tabled by Marcel Kolaja, (Member of the European Parliament, Czech Pirate Party) aims at asking EU institutions to release their apps in repositories that constitute alternatives to major app stores like Apple App Store and Google Play, and to release the source code of the apps. The presentation will explain the pilot project, will explore potential opportunities for FOSS communities, and invite on the same panel F-Droid to bring in the first perspective from their side.


Photo of Marcel Kolaja Marcel Kolaja