Purism Librem 15 is a laptop that is not giveaway as in drink though it is instead giveaway as in “absolutely giveaway and open and rash by outward army ensures finish control of each aspect of a hardware during all times.” And that’s a good thing.

Created by Todd Weaver, a laptop is being saved on CrowdSupply and has already strike $270,000, leading a $250,000 goal. An early bird section costs $1,849 and comes with 4GB memory and 500GB tough expostulate space. Essentially it’s a plain laptop running, according to Weaver, “fully free/libre, no poser program Trisquel GNU/Linux handling system.”

“Painstakingly selecting each singular member that goes into a Librem 15 laptop, Purism ensures they all will work with free/libre and open source program within a kernel, a handling system, and all program applications,” he wrote.

Why did Weaver build this?

“First, I’ve never been confident with giveaway program laptops. Second, a cryptographic bond between hardware and program is flourishing stronger (especially within mobile computing), a days of ‘buy hardware, frame it, bucket giveaway software’ are dwindling, so we believed in a need to go upstream into a production routine with a giveaway program bulletin was needed.”

Weaver and his group will arrange and bucket a program in San Francisco though source a motherboard and many other components from Asia. They have already negotiated a tiny run and are operative with users to supplement improvements to a system.

“After a decade of wanting high peculiarity hardware that respects my rights, and never anticipating one, we knew we couldn’t be a usually one that believed what we believed. we met with Richard Stallman to plead a thought of a sort-of Free Software Foundation homogeneous for hardware, afterwards started combining a group where we specified a hardware we indispensable to make and began sourcing/fabricating it all. Once we had prototypes together, we motionless to crowdfund, so we can keep the clever beliefs pure by outward funding,” he said.

The debate ends in 8 days and is entirely funded. Weaver has sole 500 laptops so distant and it looks like a unequivocally fun and secure approach to use free/libre program on a specific set of hardware. It’s a fascinating product and should be unequivocally cold when it all comes together.