I don't have an account, but just popping in to clear this up. F-Droid repos sign all of the published apps with a separate, private key. For obvious reasons, that key is not the same as the one used by upstream.
Why don't we use the same key as upstream? Because we compile the apps ourselves, and because we can't expect upstream devs to always sign our built apks.
Long story short, this has nothing to do with upstream. You should either stick with his builds or with F-Droid's, but mixing them will result in signing key conflicts.