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October 19, 2017
Today, we are proud to announce that Purism, the maker of security-focused computing devices, is partnering with Nextcloud for a series of products and services. Nextcloud is looking to expand and become a default on Purism’s mobile and desktop computing products.
With Purism recently meeting their crowdfunding goal of $1.5 million to build and deliver the Librem 5, a fully open source and secure smartphone, and Nextcloud freshly announcing the arrival of end-to-end encryption, privacy is in good hands! This partnership adds to Purism’s roster of open-source partners will aim to make the Librem 5 the most comprehensive free open-source smartphone to ever hit the market.
“Having Nextcloud applications built into the Librem 5, as well as default within PureOS, will help people have a convenient, ethical encrypted file storage service alongside other easy-to-use defaults”
Todd Weaver, Founder and CEO of Purism.
On Nextcloud side, partnering with Purism gets our software directly into the hands of customers, making their lives easier with security and privacy protection built-in. Purism plans to include Nextcloud in the Librem 5 phone, as well as within PureOS for its Librem 13 and Librem 15 laptops. Additionally, Purism will be discussing with Nextcloud about a future Purism NAS that runs completely free software including Nextcloud and services.
“Nextcloud follows our strict beliefs in digital rights for people, and this partnership is a clear win for users by merging convenience and ethics together into simple products” adds Weaver.
Purism is a Social Purpose Corporation devoted to bringing security, privacy, software freedom, and digital independence to everyone’s personal computing experience. With operations based in San Francisco (California) and around the world, Purism manufactures premium-quality laptops, tablets, and phones, creating beautiful and powerful devices meant to protect users’ digital lives without requiring a compromise on ease of use. Purism designs and assembles its hardware in the United States, carefully selecting internationally sourced components to be privacy-respecting and fully Free-Software-compliant. Security and privacy-centric features come built-in with every product Purism makes, making security and privacy the simpler, logical choice for individuals and businesses.