The Free Software Foundation (FSF), like Purism believe in promoting worldwide user freedoms. The FSF have been championing people’s software freedom rights for 34 years and have created the guidelines and compliance that most of the free software world relies on. This is why we are so proud that our operating system, PureOS, has previously been certified by the FSF and now, our Librem 5 smartphone, has been added to their Ethical Tech Gift Giving guide. The FSF had this to say about why the Librem 5 is on their guide:
Although it won’t be released until Q2 2020, this phone is one to keep an eye on. We’re giving it a tentative recommendation because the company has publicly committed to doing the right things for prioritizing user freedom and privacy, and because we have evaluated and endorsed the operating system it will run.
The Ethical Tech Gift Giving guide is a list of gifts approved by the FSF for our loved ones this festive season. It prioritizes devices that respect the freedoms of our friends and families over the latest gadget from Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Google, and countless other companies because “freedom is the gift that keeps on giving”. Big Tech require our complete trust in their proprietary exploitative systems, whether using a free email account, buying a heavily subsidized phone or tablet and even using a search engine. We pay for them by giving up the freedom over our lives and give them control to exploit us and our loved ones to increase shareholder value.
The Librem 5, and all of Purism’s products and services, put people’s freedoms first. It is not an easy task, because Big Tech has tight control on so much of our world, but we are growing to create a better future. In some areas we are advancing on low-level freedoms and with the Librem 5 we are boldly marching forward to challenge a multi-trillion-dollar duopoly.
When you pre-order a Librem 5 today what you get is the peace of mind that you or your loved ones won’t be exploited or manipulated for profit and power. Putting your trust in us does not require you to give up any freedoms. In fact, your trust can be verified because the software and hardware of the Librem 5 are open and auditable. We don’t subsidize the cost of our hardware by selling your data or locking you in, you aren’t paying part of the cost with your privacy and your freedom.