[tbb-bugs] #27539 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Create plan for releasing on F-Droid

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#27539: Create plan for releasing on F-Droid
 Reporter:  sysrqb                               |          Owner:  tbb-
                                                 |  team
     Type:  enhancement                          |         Status:  new
 Priority:  Medium                               |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser             |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                               |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  tbb-mobile, TorBrowserTeam201902,    |  Actual Points:
  TBA-8.5                                        |
Parent ID:  #26318                               |         Points:
 Reviewer:                                       |        Sponsor:
                                                 |  Sponsor8

Comment (by gk):

 sysrqb: Could we try to map out the pros and cons for having Tor Browser
 built and distributed via the official F-Droid repo vs. making it
 available via our own one?

 So, assuming we are going the official F-Droid repo route and are getting
 a build script ready that is essentially doing the tor-browser-build on
 F-Droid's infra, how would we make sure that we are actually releasing
 what we got with our own builds? I mean without verification before we go
 live reproducible builds are just a promise. :)

 eighthave: are there ways to incorporate that verification step in the
 whole build process?

 Do we add additional attack surface by relying on F-Droid infra vs.
 setting up our own (and if so, is that worth the benefit)?

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/27539#comment:9>
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