Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 24th Aug 2017 21:27 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Purism, maker of Linux laptops with Coreboot, have started started a crowdfunding campaign for their smartphone. Now, I rarely - if ever - link to crowdfunding campaigns (for obvious reasons), but I feel this one might just be quite, quite desirable for many OSNews readers.

Librem 5, the phone that focuses on security by design and privacy protection by default. Running Free/Libre and Open Source software and a GNU+Linux Operating System designed to create an open development utopia, rather than the walled gardens from all other phone providers.

A fully standards-based freedom-oriented system, based on Debian and many other upstream projects, has never been done before - we will be the first to seriously attempt this.

The Librem 5 phone will be the world's first ever IP-native mobile handset, using end-to-end encrypted decentralized communication.

It'll have hardware killswitches for the camera, microphone, WiFi, and the baseband. I wish the team a lot of luck - they'll need it, because making a phone is hard.

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RE: I don't trust them
by The123king on Fri 25th Aug 2017 08:04 UTC in reply to "I don't trust them"
The123king
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Well then they're idiots for not going to ARM

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RE[2]: I don't trust them
by viton on Fri 25th Aug 2017 10:40 in reply to "RE: I don't trust them"
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2005-08-09

The only ARM SoCs pretending to be open are i.MX6+ and Bcm2835+ (not quite) series.

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