A portion of proceeds from OnePlus 5T ticket sales will fund F-Droid, the Google Play Store alternative that provides free and open-source software.

The OnePlus 5T was officially revealed yesterday at a launch event in Brooklyn, New York. It sports a Samsung-made 6.01" 18:9 OLED display and comes equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage.

The launch event was open to the public, which is somewhat of an anomaly, and required a $40 ticket for admission. The entry fee is also atypical of these types of events. Individuals who were able to attend received a gift bag that included a $40 off coupon toward the purchase of a OnePlus 5T and other exclusive items. The $40 price tag was essentially the coupon included in the goodie bag, but the proceeds will also go toward funding the F-Droid project.

F-Droid is a software repository which functions as an alternative to the Google Play Store and XDA Labs from XDA. The main difference is the F-Droid repo only permits free and open-source software (FOSS). This makes it the preferred source for users looking to run FOSS on their Android smartphones, forgoing Google apps and services. F-Droid will usually be bundled with microG, and select AOSP-based ROMs.

F-Droid is maintained entirely by volunteers, so the $40 admission fee will help to ensure the future of the repository. Those resources will allow users to devote their time and skills to maintain their website, applications and repos. Anyone interested in donating to F-Droid, can check out their contributions page for more information by clicking here.

Drop a comment below and let us know if you use F-Droid or if you were able to make to the launch event in Brooklyn. Be sure to follow ModMy.com for all of your Android news and information.

Via XDA