In exchange for money they are now advertising and endorsing a maker of
fake libre hardware by letting them have a booth at libreplanet an
endorsing their debian copy "PureOS"
"Grassroots: Purism, makers of fine free hardware"
Purism is NOT free hardware and certainly not "grassroots" as their
mysterious founder somehow has a bottomless pit of money to burn on
hardware costs and propaganda campaigns.
Purism donates to their own crowd-funding campaigns to make them seem
more successful and whenever negative facts about them are posted on the
internet some random guy shows up to insist that the person is mistaken.
I encourage everyone who cares about the future of free computing to
contact the FSF about this.
Here are posts that help explain the purism situation better than I can.
While purism's newer laptops come with "coreboot" all the hardware
initiation is performed by Intel's FSP binary blob, and while they claim
to have "disabled" ME (by running ME cleaner which they didn't make)
they have not as disabling ME is both impossible and illegal.
(archived due to the powers that be removing these posts after receiving
Other companies produce brand new legitimately libre hardware (TALOS 2,
Novena, etc) so don't believe purism when they say
Isn't it strange that purism receives so much coverage in the tech press
but real freedom hardware gets none at all?
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