[Tinkerphones] Librem 5

rhn opcomali.rhn at porcupinefactory.org
Tue Oct 24 19:52:27 CEST 2017

On Tue, 24 Oct 2017 19:09:38 +0200
"H. Nikolaus Schaller" <hns at goldelico.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> Librem 5 was now successfully funded.
> Anyone here on this list who pledged for one?
> I'd be interested in what you expect it can do
> what the Letux activities can't or don't.
> BR,
> Nikolaus


I "invested" in one.

The main reason was that it has a better "expected value" in terms of changing the market. It was marketed heavily and a lot of people heard of it. That's a kind of a feedback loop: the more people hear about something, the more likely they will buy, the bigger the chances of getting actually produced, and more people are likely to fork the money.

I am also hoping that Purism has a secret weapon in the form of some commercial funding that the public doesn't know about. Otherwise, knowing the GTA04 story, the amount of money they raised doesn't seem super optimistic.

I don't expect anything from the device itself that I didn't expect from a GTA04. For me, it's placing my money into what's most likely to succeed in opening the lower layers of the stack.


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