Data isn't gold, it's uranium. Companies stockpile and refine it because of the great power it creates. But the industry is largely unregulated and creates hazardous by-products. When it spills it's almost impossible to clean up and when it explodes it leaves a wasteland behind.

Yes, we know you're excited; Yes, you can see the anodized chassis we got into this Aspen batch; Yes, we are asking you to be patient as we incrementally ship through tens of thousands of Librem 5 phones over the next handful of months; Yes, you will get yours. Yes, you will be impressed. @purism

"Moving forward, we aim to make simple security the default. Security features are enabled and cannot be disabled; enhancements are applied when you update. Experimental security features are disabled by default, but you can enable them at any time."

Runs on Librem 5, Day 6 - Evince Document Reader, Opening a PDF

As we approach the release of the Librem 5 smartphone (Q3 of 2019), we're going to take a look at 1 application (or game, or feature) running on the Librem 5 Development Kit every single day.

Starting with something fun:

Day 1 - AisleRiot Solitaire

The Librem 5 smartphone team has been hard at work, and we want to update you all on our software progress.

Including: LibHandy, Calls, Encrypted messaging, patches going upstream, Mesa, Documentation, and... Quake II. Seriously.

Did you know that you can check out source code for things Purism works on (such as Librem One applications and bits relating to the upcoming Librem 5 smartphone) right from

Source code should be Free.

That's just how we roll.

These are hardware kill switches.

Not a webcam cover. Not software disabled Wi-Fi. Kill switch.

Laptops should have these.

Ours do.

@francois In fact, I’ve been following @purism ever since the crowdfunding campaign and this video has inspired me to go “all-in”! You “practice what you preach”, and I really respect that. I just subscribed to and my next laptop and smartphone purchases will be Librem products! Time to take back my and support free software.

I want to thank Apple and Adobe for making me understand what planed obsolescence means and for making me understand how ethical free software is and how it is important in our society.

Companies usually work for the people that fund them in the first place. That is not an issue and it is something natural. The real issue is who fund the company?

Purism has been funded by the people.

I just wrote a post that talks about user empowerment and how that influences how @purism designs its products, from hardware to software to security to services to social:

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