FOSDEM 2020 – Librem 5 State of the Union

UPDATE – We have a room assigned!  H.3244 on Sunday 2nd February between 11.30 and 12.30.  That is upstairs in the H building which has the info centre, T-shirts and some of the rooms for the talks.  Look for the BoF signs pointing in the right way. 

Bonus:  Stay in your seat for Pinephone Porters from 12.30 to 13.30 and for PineTime from 13.30 to 14.30.  Then from 15.00 to 15.50 Regaining control of your smartphone with postmarketOS and Maemo Leste in Janson.

Bonus: Sailfish/Mer BoF session 1st Saturday (today) at 15.00 to 14.00 also in room H.3244 booked by Nokius!

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I reached out to Nicole Faerber, the CTO of Purism, a week or so back to ask whether there was a Birds of a Feather session organized at FOSDEM 2020 around the Purism Librem 5 device, and she said no, so I volunteered to organize one.

As per the Purism website,“The Librem 5 represents the opportunity for you to take back control and protect your private information, your digital life through free and open source software, open governance, and transparency. The Librem 5 is a phone built on PureOS, a fully free, ethical and open-source operating system that is not based on Android or iOS (learn more about why this is important).”


Devices are being shipped to developers and the multi-year process from conception to first release is coming to a climax.

There will be various Purism people at FOSDEM, who can give us an update on the State of The Union, demonstrate actual devices and take part in some Q&A.

We won’t have an assigned room until I get to the campus and can book one.   When that happens I will update this blog post accordingly.

Please join this Telegram group for updates.

Best wishes!
Bob Summerwill, Mobile Linux Fan.

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