[Replicant] Replicant blog post: Shops selling devices pre-installed with Replicant

Paul Kocialkowski contact at paulk.fr
Thu Dec 3 19:08:10 UTC 2015

Le jeudi 03 décembre 2015 à 14:19 +0000, WordPress a écrit :
> Read the blog post online:
> https://blog.replicant.us/2015/12/shops-selling-devices-pre-installed-with-replicant/ 
> A few months ago, we were contacted to discuss the endorsement of an
> online shop selling mobile devices pre-installed with Replicant: Qibre
> Computer Hardware. While we’re very happy to see such initiatives
> being developed, we asked for some conditions to be met before
> endorsing the shop, especially conditions that have to do with
> informing final users:
>       * Users should not be mislead into believing that the devices
>         are fine for freedom and privacy/security. There are plenty of
>         issues remaining, that are explained in general on the Freedom
>         and privacy/security issues page of the website and in greater
>         details on each device’s wiki page (when documented). Those
>         are out of the scope of free software support in Replicant,
>         but it is crucial to mention them when selling a full device.
>         Linking to these resources is a fine way to ensure that
>         customers have access to that information.
>       * The devices should ship with the official version of
>         Replicant, not a version that was built from source and signed
>         with different keys. However, it is fine to pre-install free
>         applications originating from F-Droid on top of the system, as
>         long as users are made aware of it.
> A few weeks ago, Tehnoetic also started selling devices pre-installed
> with Replicant and was featured on the FSF’s Ethical Tech Giving
> Guide. At this point, the following devices can be bought
> pre-installed with Replicant:
>       * From Qibre: Galaxy S (I9000), Galaxy S 2 (I9100), Galaxy Tab 2
>         7.0 (P31xx)
>       * From Tehnoetic: Galaxy S 2 (I9100)

Qibre promised that at least 20% of the annual profit generated from
selling devices will be donated to the Replicant project.

> Note that 2% (€5) of each Tehnoetic S2 phone sale will be donated
> monthly to the Replicant project and 1% (€2.5) of each Tehnoetic S2
> phone sale will be donated monthly to the F-Droid project, so buying
> devices actually helps Replicant move forward! Buying from these shops
> rather than third-party resellers also helps them secure money to get
> stocks of Replicant-supported devices in large quantities, so that it
> remains possible to buy them for a long time!
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