I am looking for a privacy friendly, FOSS powered e-reader. AFAIK, there are no mainstream products which qualify. The only options I have found so far - which seem far from stable - are:
- The Open Book Project: https://github.com/joeycastillo/The-Open-Book
- PineNote (which is in fact much more than an ereader): https://www.pine64.org/2021/08/15/introducing-the-pinenote/
Did I miss something? Does anyone have experiences with the devices mentioned above?
It seems like @fsf is also working towards a FOSS e-reader but no device has received the RYF certification yet.
@puer_robustus Depends on your definition of FOSS powered. If it does not cover freely licensed hardware design maybe take a look at
<https://www.fsf.org/bulletin/2021/spring/the-road-towards-a-free-ebook-reader> and links therein.
@puer_robustus Just like other devices I think there are three levels of liberation for e-readers, in the order of ascending difficulties: OS / non-firmware software < firmware < hardware design.
@puer_robustus you might be able to find an Aluratek ebook reader, but it seems they stopped making them in favour of Digital photo frames.
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