Todd Weaver

Todd Weaver

Founder and CEO
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Todd Weaver

With the Librem 5 fast approaching shipping parity—the celebratory event when all Librem 5s have been shipped to all backers (who confirmed their address) as their award for supporting us through this long and arduous journey—we will soon be able to shout from the rooftops that “We Did It!” All new orders ship within two weeks.

Before founding Purism in 2014 I long wanted to create a Linux kernel based free software supported secure phone. The Librem 5 research started in earnest in 2018 with a goal to build a phone that can run the mainline Linux kernel, avoid Android and iOS, become the first truly convergent operating system running PureOS, create and advance the entire Linux mobile ecosystem by investing millions into the infrastructure, underlying libraries, OS, and apps. In addition be built from scratch to have hardware kill switches easily accessible, do proper secure hardware isolation of the CPU, memory, and modem. Side note: Purism also has been consistently releasing all our source code under free software licenses, exactly as stated in our Social Purpose articles of incorporation.

Note to the few early backers who have not yet confirmed your address: “We Have Your Phone Ready to Ship!” Your Librem 5 is ready to ship to you, please reach out to support with your order number (or email and rough date of order so we can work to verify it).

After many years filled with many struggles, some could be predicted (early iterations needing more R&D, improving product with each new release such as adding swipe support and now getting over 20+ hours with suspend), some could not be predicted (global pandemic, global supply chain shortage, parts unavailable for over 52 weeks), but perseverance and a dedicated team of experts got us to the point where we can see the summit—shipping parity—and soon we will be at the summit looking to a future of holding stock and delivering all new orders within days. A reason to celebrate with an exciting future ahead.

Thank you to all who kept the support during the many struggles to get us to this point, to all who understood the challenges and respected that we will continue to deliver by releasing all our source code, shipping phones, working with and pushing code upstream and downstream, advancing PureOS, building a top-to-bottom phone offering that does not spy on its owners, and staying true to our social purpose:

Purism’s Social Purpose lists the following:

  • Purism will prioritize privacy, security, and freedom for its customers.
  • Purism will only use and distribute free/libre and open source software in the kernel, OS, and software in its products.
  • Purism will design and manufacture hardware that respects users’ rights to privacy, security, and freedom.
  • Purism will source and manufacture the highest quality hardware.
  • Purism will release all software written by Purism under a free software license.
  • Purism will release all hardware schematics authored by Purism under a free hardware license.
  • Purism will release encryption tools and services and will design these tools such that Purism will have no means to access users’ encrypted data.

Purism Products and Availability Chart

 ModelStatusLead Time 
USB Security Token Purism Librem KeyLibrem Key

(Made in USA)
In Stock
20 business days
Librem 5In Stock
10 business days
Librem 5 COMSEC BundleIn Stock
Qty 2; 3GB/32GB
10 business days
Librem 5 + SIMple
(3 GB Data)
In Stock
10 business days
Librem 5 + SIMple Plus
(5 GB Data)
In Stock
10 business days
Librem 5 + AweSIM
(Unlimited Data)
In Stock
10 business days
Librem 11In Stock
45 business days
Most Secure Laptop Purism Librem 14Librem 14In Stock
20 business days
Most Secure PC Purism Librem Mini
Librem MiniJune 2024
45 business days
Purism Liberty Phone with Made in USA ElectronicsLiberty Phone
(Made in USA Electronics)
June 2024
20 business days
Most Secure Server Purism Librem ServersLibrem ServerJune 2024
60 business days
The current product and shipping chart of Purism Librem products, updated on April 30th, 2024

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