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WebView is one of the core components of the Android system, used and abused by
apps to render web content (HTML, CSS, JS). WebView is nowadays built out of the
Chromium source tree which has been plagued by privacy and freedom issues. As a
fully free-software Android distribution, Replicant is exploring different paths
to create a WebView build that respects user's privacy and freedom. Our
tentative approaches go all the way from further cleaning the Chromium source
after projects like ungoogled-chromium, to fully replacing WebView by a shim
built around GeckoView. We will present our approaches on this lightning talk,
on the hopes of getting feedback from the community and engaging other projects
to collaborate with us.