Android developers respecting privacy and working the F/LOSS way are often in the situation that they need "funding", but there are not enough users willing to donate – so one day they're looking towards integrating advertisement modules. Unfortunately, the ones known and easy to find are rather proprietary and not necessarily focused on privacy (more to the contrary, they are often quite invasive). That topic addressed in e.g. issue trackers raises the question: what to do? Without income, no outcome. And we want those apps to survive and their authors to prosper. Hence the question:
Are there any matching libraries out there for Android devs…
- being open-source
- using a license approved by OSI/FSF
- using a privacy-friendly (or at least acceptable) ad network
- do not put up high barriers for implementation
- ideally offer ethical ads (which also includes not being "screen-invaders" 😜)
Hints welcome! Are you using any such? Can you recommend it?