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Please help DebianMobile!
If you care about open hardware and free software, if you care about a trustworthy operating system in your pocket, please consider to help getting Debian run on mobile devices. Join the effort and let's see, what can be achieved. Currently, this is a hackers/developers party, there is not much for end users, yet, so please be warned and don't hold your breath. #debian #debianmobile #openhardware #freesoftware #mobile #handheld #pyra #neo900 #zerophone
An interesting and rather sad retrospect by free software hero Harald Welte:
It was about building a #smartphone before #Android or the #iPhone existed or even were announced. It was about doing things "right" from a Free Software point of view, with FOSS requirements going all the way down to component selection of each part of the electrical design. ... What does this mean in practise? We're stuck with a smartphone world in which we can hardly escape any vendor lock-in. It's virtually impossible in the non-free-software iPhone world, and it's difficult in the Android world. In 2016, we have more Linux based smartphones than ever - yet we have less freedom on them than ever before. ... So yes, the smartphone world is much more restricted, locked-down and proprietary than it was back in the #Openmoko days. If we had been more successful then, that world might be quite different today. It was a lost opportunity to make the world embrace more freedom in terms of software and hardware. Without single-vendor lock-in and proprietary obstacles everywhere.
(This is one of the reasons, why I refuse to use a "smart" phone.)
#openhardware #freesoftware #neo900 #pyra #fairphone