Librem-EC on Purism Devices What is Librem-EC ? Librem-EC is Purism’s fully open-source firmware for the embedded controller (EC) in the Librem 14 (and future Librem laptops). The EC in a laptop handles a range of functions which the main CPU does not, including (but not limited to): powering on the device, charging the battery, […]
Phoc PureOS Window Manager Phoc is a Wayland compositor authored by Purism included in PureOS for the Librem 5. Compositors, such as Phoc, is a window manager that provides applications with an off-screen buffer for each window that composites the window buffers into an image representing the screen and writes the result into the display […]
Phosh Default Shell for Librem 5 Phosh is the convergent shell authored by Purism as part of PureOS, it is the default shell used on the Librem 5 phone. Phosh is based on GNOME technologies (GTK, GSettings, DBus) and uses a custom Wayland compositor authored by Purism called Phoc. PureOS on the Librem 5 The […]
PureBoot Secure Boot Process PureBoot is Purism’s cutting edge, complete secured boot process and combines a number of technologies including: Neutralized and Disabled Intel Management Engine Coreboot the free software BIOS replacement A Trusted Platform Module (TPM) chip Heads our tamper-evident boot software that loads from within coreboot and uses the TPM and the user’s […]
PureOS FSF Endorsed Operating System PureOS is a Free Software Foundation endorsed operating system. It is the default operating system installed on all Librem products, including the Librem 14, Librem Mini, Librem Servers, and Librem 5 phone. PureOS is the first truly convergent operating system, where the same OS is used for laptops, desktops, and […]
Coreboot Firmware on Purism Librem Devices What is Coreboot Coreboot is a modern, lightweight, open-source replacement for the proprietary (usually UEFI) system firmware shipped on most PCs/laptops today. It is designed to perform only the minimum number of tasks necessary to initialize the hardware, and pairs with a payload (such as SeaBIOS) to boot a […]
Purism authors a lot of software, from firmware to libraries to a full convergent operating system. Authoring and maintaining high-quality software is labor intensive, the Purism business model includes offering free software where the source code is released, that is paid for by hardware sales, custom development contracts, enterprise support, service subscriptions, and even donations.
The list of Purism contributions is extremely long and will be a challenge to keep this list up-to-date. Looking at source.puri.sm projects will give the most up-to-date list. Below find a snapshot of some projects Purism has contributed to:
Purism continues to develop software, firmware, libraries, kernels, applications, and the entire operating system PureOS. Combining fully free software on secure hardware allows Purism to have the most secure products available on the market today.