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@alex @purism One of their base services (separate from the hardware), is Librem Chat via Puri.sm. That is a fork of the Matrix capable Riot client. That's in their free package along with Librem Social; Mastodon. It's available to people no matter what hardware you have. Their eMail and VPN are a subscription-based service for what seems like fairly obvious reasons.
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"Unlike most modern smartphones, it has a user-replaceable battery. And there are hardware kill switches that let you disable the camera, mic, WiFi, Bluetooth, and/or cellular baseband."

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"They’ve also ventured into online services through Librem One, a monthly subscription service offering access to privacy-minded alternatives to to , , , et al."

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"Purism has expended a fair bit of effort in the software stack (which is based GNOME Shell) helping to fund advancements like libhandy for responsive GTK apps."

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"The Librem 5 is unlike anything else on the market. Not only is it one of the only smartphones on Earth that doesn't ship with Android, a fork of Android, or iOS—Purism's commitment to 100% open software, with no binary blobs..." arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/0

"The Librem 5 is, arguably, the first smartphone available that focuses on privacy and security because it does not exploit nor track the user’s digital footprint. The Librem 5 features, hardware kill switches, layered security protection, decentralized and IP-native communication, user-controlled sourced code, and hardware encryption." fosslinux.com/21079/long-antic

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Congrats, @purism, on the launch! For years I have dreamed of owning a that supports true and respects and . I already subscribe to and it's only a matter of time (and money) before I order a Librem 5!

"Selling a smartphone is a cutthroat business, and we've seen dozens of companies try and fail over the years. Purism didn't just survive long enough to ship a product—it survived in what is probably the hardest way possible, by building a non-Android phone with demands that all the hardware components use open code. Making it this far is an amazing accomplishment."

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"The OS is the Free Software Foundation endorsed by PureOS, a Linux distribution that, in this case, has been reworked with a mobile UI. Purism says it will provide updates for the "lifetime" of the device, which would be a stark contrast to the two years of updates you get with an Android phone."

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"The Librem 5 is unlike anything else on the market. Not only is it one of the only smartphones on Earth that doesn't ship with Android, a fork of Android, or iOS—Purism's commitment to 100% open software, with no binary blobs..." arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/0

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