Purism and KDE

 Sun, 17 Sep 2017 00:32:03 +0200 
This one with Plasma Mobile would be really nice. The only combination so far I would replace SailfishOS and Jolla with.

Librem 5 – A Security and Privacy Focused Phone
Librem 5, the phone that focuses on security by design and privacy protection by default. Running Free/Libre and Open Source software and a GNU+Linux Operating System designed to create an open development utopia, rather than the walled gardens from all other phone providers.

A fully standards-based freedom-oriented system, based on Debian and many other upstream projects, has never been done before–we will be the first to seriously attempt this.

Purism and KDE to Work Together on World’s First Truly Free Smartphone
Berlin/San Francisco, September 14, 2017 — Purism and KDE are partnering to help KDE adapt Plasma Mobile to Purism’s Librem 5 smartphone.

KDE develops Plasma Mobile, a free, open and full-featured graphical environment for mobile devices. Plasma Mobile has been tested on several off-the-shelf devices. However, most smartphones include hardware that requires proprietary software to work. This clashes with KDE’s principles of freedom and openness. It also makes building difficult, since many details of the hardware are kept secret, preventing complete access to all the components.
Waitman Gobble
 Sun, 17 Sep 2017 22:28:56 +0200 
I looked it up, they are actually South San Francisco, which is cheaper. Not necessarily a bad thing, but still about an hour drive from Silicon Valley.
 Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:26:29 +0200 
I loved the idea from Make·Play·Live with the Vivaldi tablet or the Improv and all the things around it. The Vivaldi prototype with Plasma Active which I could use once looked really nice and the UI felt so common and I really liked it. Too bad that project failed in the end with unpredictable hardware manufacturing. At least Purism has some experience with hardware, so it will be interesting to see how this one will work out.