Since we talked about this phone last night...
'Librem 5 was successfully crowdfunded about two weeks ago when it
surpassed its goal of $1.5 million, but the campaign continued to run,
and now it appears to have gathered half million dollars more, ending
with $2 million, which we believe is more than enough to build world's
first truly free mobile device.
Powered by PureOS, Purism's own GNU/Linux distribution based on the
popular Debian GNU/Linux operating system, but focused on offering
users a privacy-focused and more secure desktop solution, Librem 5
will be using KDE's Plasma Mobile and GNOME's GNOME Shell user
interfaces, along with powerful open source software.
During its crowdfunding campaign, Librem 5 saw an amazing feedback
from the Open Source community as Purism partnered not only with big
names like KDE and GNOME, but also with Nextcloud, which will bring
its end-to-end encrypted file sync, sharing and cloud-based storage
solution by default to the Linux smartphone.'
Dept. of Computer Science
University of Waikato, NZ
+64 (7) 858-5174