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Looks like Purism has meet its 1.5 million dollar goal with 13 days to spare, see puri.sm. This doesn't mean that it's a sure thing but I hope they succeed!
Last edited by greerd on Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:42 am, edited 1 time in total.
Oh, interesting! I too hope they succeed, if only because it's good to have more options on the market.
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The Librem 5 phone will be the world's first ever IP-native mobile handset, using end-to-end encrypted decentralized communication.
Our phone will not wholesale gather your data for profit. It will not lock you into an ecosystem that controls you. It will not require you to enter banking details to simply get an app from an app store.
Those are GREAT concepts. Just remember, to break through the market you must be better than Android and iOS. Yes, you can tell everyone how evil Google and Apple really are (and they are), but people tend to say, "Yeah, whatever. My Samsung/iPhone works for me right now. Why change?" It has long been understood that people don't care too much about privacy if losing some privacy means convenience. "Sure, I'll put my debit card number in your app store because if I want to download an app that costs money, I don't want to have to reach into my wallet and type the number every time." That type of complacency is tough to overcome. And don't forget, some people LIKE the advertisements being forced to their computers and phones because they might see something they want to buy.
However, I would love to have a phone like the Librem 5. Take away the power of the invasion of privacy and watch them squirm.