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A completely open and fully featured mobile is going to be developed by Purism and KDE

by Harikrishna Mekala

Purism, the company that builds high-quality, top of the chain and freedom-respecting devices, is currently operating a crowdfunding campaign which will enable the organization to build the first fully free and open smartphone: The Librem 5.

The shared concept of freedom, openness and individual control for end users has brought KDE and Purism collectively in a common venture. Both organizations agree that supporting will help bring a truly free and open source smartphone to the business. KDE and Purism will work together to make this happen.

“Building a Free Software and the privacy-focused smartphone has remained a dream of the KDE agreement for a long time. We created Plasma to not just run on desktops and laptops but for the whole spectrum of devices.” says Lydia Pintscher, President of KDE e.V.. “Working with Purism will allow us to fit Plasma Mobile for the real world and unite it seamlessly with a commercial device for the first time. The Librem 5 will make Plasma Mobile light the way it deserves.

“Having full access to Purism’s device platform is a vision for the KDE community,” says Lydia Pintscher, President of KDE e.V. “Partnering with Purism will allow us to combine Plasma Mobile seamlessly with a business device for the first time. The Librem 5 will make Plasma Mobile shine the way it deserves.”

“KDE has built an evolved, completely free platform in Plasma Mobile,” says Todd Weaver, CEO of Purism. “We feel that Plasma Mobile will shift a serious contender that may break the current duopoly and produce a full-featured, fully free/libre and open source mobile operating system to the business. We look forward to trying out Plasma Mobile on our test device and working with KDE’s society.”

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