It seems that Flatpak will be the recommended way to distribute software for the Librem 5 phone. Flatpak has many advantages over the traditional dpkg system and I do not intend to debate the merits of Flatpak here. Rather I ask, “where will we get our apps?” By default, Flatpak pushes user to get apps from Flathub. This is problematic for an FSDG compatible distro as Flathub promotes propietary software. I propose that an alternative to Flathub be created. It will host built-from-source free software flatpaks of apps. This will basically be like F-Droid is to Google Play: A completely free set of source-built apps ready to be installed.
The “Software” app on PureOS (mobile and desktop environments) would by default pull apps from this repository.
We could call it Purehub or Purepak or something like that. And of course it would be hosted as a subdomain of puri.sm.