Todd Weaver

Todd Weaver

Founder and CEO
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Todd Weaver

Another Purism Differentiator: We are a Social Purpose Company.

Purism started in 2014 by crowdfunding a laptop with a vision to create a future that respects privacy, security, and freedom.

We knew then that we wanted to compete with the largest technology companies and needed to stay true to our beliefs in protecting our customers.

We knew that a regular C corporation requires maximizing shareholder value above all else. We knew that we needed to put our customers’ digital rights above our profits.

There is an abundance of evidence showing large technology companies abuse their power to restrict and control their customers.

A few examples include:

  • Selling your personal information.
  • Planned obsolescence–when a company purposefully slows down their devices so you feel the need to upgrade.
  • Refusing the ability to repair devices.
  • Requiring linking financial information to get a free app from an app store.
  • Ad trackers built into the OS.
  • Phoning home with every GPS location your device has ever been.
  • Locking a device with the manufacturers keys so you just rent it not own it.

All of these controls limit your digital freedom.

We know that other tech companies say they care about your privacy, but otherwise act to undermine it for profit.

We know that our largest competition is the marketing budgets of these large technology companies, not the actual creation of secure, privacy, and freedom respecting products, software, and services.

We knew then that we had to be different, significantly different.

We chose to form as a Social Purpose Company, where we can enshrine in our articles of incorporation our values that are backed by a legal structure to enforce our beliefs.

Beliefs such as:

  • Prioritizing privacy, security, and freedom.
  • Authoring, using, and releasing Free and Open Source software.
  • Manufacturing products that respect users rights.
  • Non discrimination for individuals, groups, nor fields of endeavor.
  • Releasing our authored schematics.
  • Never having access to user encryption keys.

This creates a future where customers can verify all that we do.

While the large tech companies may claim you should trust them with your privacy and security. With Purism you can verify that we fully respect your privacy, security, and freedom.

Purism cares so deeply about creating a future where the digital rights of humanity are respected by default, we end our articles of incorporation with a bold statement that…”the mission of Purism is not necessarily compatible with, and may be contrary to, maximizing profits. The mission is to maximize user freedom.” 

If you want to help create a future where you have complete digital freedom, consider supporting Purism and our social purpose to put the power back in the hands of the people.

Purism Products and Availability Chart

 ModelStatusLead Time 
USB Security Token Purism Librem KeyLibrem Key

(Made in USA)
In Stock
($59+)
10 business days
Librem 5In Stock
($699+)
3GB/32GB
10 business days
Librem 5 COMSEC BundleIn Stock
($1299+)
Qty 2; 3GB/32GB
10 business days
Purism Liberty Phone with Made in USA ElectronicsLiberty Phone
(Made in USA Electronics)
In Stock
($1,999+)
4GB/128GB
10 business days
Librem 5 + SIMple
(3 GB Data)
In Stock
($99/mo)
10 business days
Librem 5 + SIMple Plus
(5 GB Data)
In Stock
($129/mo)
10 business days
Librem 5 + AweSIM
(Unlimited Data)
In Stock
($169/mo)
10 business days
Librem 11In Stock
($999+)
8GB/1TB
10 business days
Most Secure Laptop Purism Librem 14Librem 14In Stock
($1,370+)
10 business days
Most Secure PC Purism Librem Mini
Librem MiniJuly 2024
($799+)
45 business days
Most Secure Server Purism Librem ServersLibrem ServerIn Stock
($2,999+)
45 business days
MiMiMiMiCrowdfunding
($500+)
tbd
The current product and shipping chart of Purism products, updated on July 16th, 2024

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