GNOME Partners With Purism To Help Them Build “Free And Open” Librem 5 Smartphone

Last week, we reported that KDE has partnered with the privacy-focused hardware maker Purism to help them build the “world’s first free and open smartphone” Librem 5. Now, the GNOME Foundation has also announced a similar partnership.

In an announcement post, the GNOME Foundation said that they’ll be providing their endorsement and support to build the Librem 5. For those who don’t know, Purism is currently running a crowdfunding campaign for Librem 5, which has already secured about half a million dollars.

Librem 5, an open source device, also focuses heavily on security with the help of end-to-end encryption for calling, email, and messaging, etc. The device will ship in a 5″ form factor with high-resolution screen.

With the help of this partnership, GNOME Foundation is looking to push Librem 5 as a GNOME/GTK device. As a result, the Foundation will help Purism create hackfests, tools, emulators, and generate awareness regarding “GNOME on Librem 5.”

Both Purism and GNOME Foundation executives have expressed their excitement. You can read the complete announcement here.

We are also excited to see how things are turning out for Librem 5. Keep reading Fossbytes; we’ll be bringing the latest updates to you at the earliest.

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Adarsh Verma

Adarsh Verma

Fossbytes co-founder and an aspiring entrepreneur who keeps a close eye on open source, tech giants, and security. Get in touch with him by sending an email — [email protected]
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