Secure boot was one answer to preventing and detecting tampering on your computer. This specification has plagued Linux users for years and is only now supported in some distros of GNU/Linux. At Purism, we took a different approach while still securing the boot process. PureBoot is the result of building on top of free software tools with the goal of a good security story that respects your rights.
PureBoot uses common cryptography tools that allow users to self-sign their own OS, instead of having to pay a 3rd party to create those keys, a user can generate them on their own computer and back them up as the user sees fit.
We dive into PureBoot in detail in our documentation and blogpost. If this is the kind of development you want to see happen, take a look at our shop. Our products set a new kind of bar for what we expect our electronics should and shouldn’t do.
Purism believes building the Librem 5 is just one step on the road to launching a digital rights movement, where we—the-people stand up for our digital rights, where we place the control of your data and your family’s data back where it belongs: in your own hands.