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.
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:
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