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Re: Purism phone
On ven, 2017-08-25 at 11:59 +0200, Matthias Apitz wrote:
> Would be interesting to know what drivers or blobs they use to
> control the GPS and GPRS chips.
From their site:
The mobile baseband will most likely use ROM loaded firmware, but a
free software kernel driver. We intend to invest time and money
toward freeing any non-free firmware.
As the final specs are not finalised, they probably can't tell you
exactly which firmware it would be, but it seems there's a good chance
that may end up being the only closed code on the phone. Also, the
baseband is separated from the CPU, for maximum privacy. The baseband,
WiFi/BT, camera and microphone all have hardware kill switches too, so
you can disable them when not in use.
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