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What does everyone think of this Purism Librem crowdfunding project?

They're separating the phone/radio stuff from the rest of the hardware, and then putting it behind a hardware killswitch. Also wifi/bluetooth/camera are behind a killswitch. Looks like they're trying to go as open as the can with all the hardware/software.

The advice here seems to be kill-your-smartphone, but is there any appeal in having something more like this?


"GNU+Linux Operating System designed to create an open development utopia, rather than the walled gardens from all other phone providers."
Sounds a lot like cyanogen motto. We all know how it ended.
Wish them luck tho, if they succeed, that would be great.


I'll believe it when I see it. There have been plenty who have tried in the past and have produced nothing.

So far the most promising of these looks to be the neo900 which also happens to have the best design so I'm going to continue following them instead.

In my opinion non features on the librem phone include the camera and bluetooth so I would be much more inclined to not have those included. Overall the design looks pretty awful but I guess thats asking for too much. Also
>security focused
I'm sorry but of the alternative OS choices out there I would never choose one based on the linux kernel if I was looking for security.


the hardware will be soykaf. they'll just try to use every chipset that doesn't have "proprietary firmware", which in most cases are really terrible.


It'll end in tears.



Yeah, they had an initial burst of funding, but it flatlined after the first day. I doubt they'll even make the goal, which is a shame, because I'd buy one if it was an actual product and not a promise.

I think they're fighting an uphill battle. The people who would be interested in this thing are also probably jaded enough to not to invest in crowdfunding schemes which often under-deliver or turn to vapor.


File: 1504309042542.jpg (97.14 KB, 497x680, RbLIAcTMMrc.jpg) this looks promising fam!


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oooh, now this is interesting, yes. thanks for sharing

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