For anyone who fancied the #Librem Five but are fed up with the developers politics, or found the price to be way too high, here is something that might be interesting for you: https://liliputing.com/2019/06/pinephone-149-linux-smartphone-could-support-ubuntu-sailfish-maemo-luneos-and-more.html #PinePhone #Pine64
@uint8_t I got a refund on my Librem 5 pre-order because I don't want Purism anywhere near me or my money anywhere near them. The PinePhone is gonna be my next phone now =D
Other than that, they are shipping their hardware with proprietary BIOS https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/3anjgm/on_the_librem_laptop_purism_doesnt_believe_in so even less reason to support them
@paulfree14 that sounds like just capitalists trying to earn money, and I don't think that's comparably harmful to what purism is doing with their free speech absolutism.
@paulfree14 A more important concern would be the working conditions at their assembly line, for example. I have no information about that.
oportunism may lead to decisions that are defined by the circumstances indipendent form its moral.
meh, not so happy with this frame, but I guess you understand what I try to say.
@paulfree14 @uint8_t I'll be keeping a closer eye, that was unfortunate wording but I'm not going to write them off just yet... It's a weak response but they are a business and I appreciate they need to be cautious. I'd personally prefer a harder more clear stance but this isn't exactly hate apologism ~yet~.
As a competitor to Purism I really don't think a stronger political opposition could hurt at all. Would be great PR for them and promote more discussion about Purism's motives too right?
@uint8_t oml, $150?! I would just buy it to play with it xP
@uint8_t hey that glacier ux mentioned? I did most of the prototyping for that :-D :-D
@uint8_t ok this rules definitely gonna keep an eye on this
@uint8_t How the hell have I missed reading about this until now?? Thank you for the link!
@uint8_t Zoe, thanks for this information. Are You going to get one and using it as our daily phone or just as an experimental platform? e.g. I recently got the idea to have a linux based pocket computer ... like a smartphone with linux 🙂
@DH0PE I'm not planning to replace my phone until it falls completely apart. But when I need a new one, a PinePhone has a good chance.
@uint8_t Uhhh, thanks for the heads-up!
@uint8_t this is great, I really hope they keep some in stock because my phone isn't quite done yet, but I'd love a cheap linux phone. I just wish it was something smaller for my pockets
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