A (rare) critical article about Purism's Librem 5 phone;
The Sad Saga of Purism and the Librem 5 by Jay Little:
This focuses (in three parts!) on their phone and Purism as a hardware company and doesn't even get around to touching on the hate speech enabling social network they host. The long and short of it is that you should be avoiding Purism like a bad smell.
This is a great example of why grumpy cynical people are important
@Shrigglepuss I'm glad I canceled in early August, sounds like a bunch of people won't be as lucky
@Shrigglepuss Wait, the Librem 5 isn't even FCC certified?!
why do i have this feeling that there was never going to be a phone, and all of that money is being used to fund nazis...
@Shrigglepuss @thibaultamartin @lyliawisteria I doubt they'd finance nazis, it's quite the opposite, they don't want to alienate them because they want them as customers.
(well, not "nazis", just "identitarians" and "nationalists" who definitely aren't nazis, nuh uh, because they told us so and they are soooo trustworthy </snark>)
Anyways, Purism's bad but mostly just incompetent and spineless bad, not movie villain level bad.
@Shrigglepuss That second part is incredibly damning. I've seen another Kickstarter product get delayed for years in the most awful way possible, but there was no doubt they were going to deliver (and they did) because they were transparent and apologetic about everything that went wrong. Librem has conducted itself in exactly the opposite way, and will end in a flaming wreckage.
@Shrigglepuss Oh dear :(
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