Librem 5

Well, I did it. I prepaid for a #Librem5 from #Purism. Their shipping next quarter. I'll be doing the standard unboxing bullshit videos and so on.
#Librem5 #Purism Mobile Device (x) OpenSource (x) Technology (x)
Pls. keep us informed about your experienes with.
I'm thinking about bying also one.
Paul Gehrke Friendica (AP)
Awaiting Shipment
futren diaspora


Is this free software?

802.11abgn 2.4GHz / 5GHz + Bluetooth 4

Does not say which chip it is. I assume non free software is required.

Like on their notebooks they stay dishonest about the librem 5. On
no mention that no modem will run without non free software and what purism will
do about it. If the gps... show more
Geeze Futren, you must be the life of the party wherever you go. Sorry for the sarcasm, but what a reply you posted. I don't want you to think I didn't take it seriously, but I do have some trivial complaints.

The chief complaint I have is the level of tech that a person needs to have to read it is prohibitively high. For me to fully understand everything you said, I would need to invest about 5 hours just to look into the acronyms I don't understand and to grasp their implications. Though their arent many in your post, all the linked documents have them too.

The second complaint I have is the tone of your writing is an "all or none" type; I suspect you are letting the perfect be the enemy of the good. I was shocked by the revelations in the Libraboot link and will definitely avoid Intel products in the future. The bare metal I own now is more Intel than AMD, although I suspect AMD has their own flaws in privacy. So two implications from this are you would need to have Purism become a processor manufacturer to combat this flaw, and nothing we do anywhere is safe because... show more
futren diaspora
rupp, your response echoes the reaction I get most of the times, when
I tell people purism is fraudulent.
I had the same argument with unknown error. Until he changed his perception of purism.
Unfortunately he deleted his posts. And only let his newest post stay present.
what a reply you posted.
That is because purism has been lying from the beginning. Not one of their hardware
products have not been tainted by lies.
complaint I have is the level of tech that a person needs to have to read it is prohibitively high.
You are right. Which make knowledgeable free software people resent purism,
because purism takes advantage of the fact that people are ignorant about
the matter.
your writing is an “all or none” type
No, it is not. You do not understand this is not about free software. It is about
not lying about your product. If seller says his 300g butter packet weighs
... show more

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