I dunno, I feel like the LibremOne news is being overhyped.

Talk is a fork of Riot
Mail is a fork of K9
Social is a fork of Tusky
Tunnel is PIA white-labelled

I see nothing new or innovative here, what am I missing?

@kev I'm more confused if these are just Android apps or if they're porting them to linux... which I thought was the point of the Librem 5. As far as I know, there is no K9 for desktop linux. Is everything going to be on Shashlik or one of these emulators? They also mention an iOS mail app if they meet some subscriber goal.


@hrthu I really hope they don’t just run emulators. I think that will likely piss a lot of people off. Purism have a pretty good rep generally speaking, so I’m sure that won’t happen.

@kev I don't know. The whole thing is quite strange. And, honestly, the mix of funding languages--crowd-funding backers, donations, and subscriptions--leaves a bad taste in my mouth. I'm especially irked by the donations bit. One should certainly support independent devs w/ donations--but for companies to appropriate the language is they're Medecins Sans Frontieres or something is rather odious.

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