Necuno Solutions and Replicant Project collaboration

December 12, 2018

Necuno Solutions and Replicant Project collaboration

Helsinki on December 12, 2018

Necuno Solutions and Replicant project announce community collaboration, bringing Replicant on Necuno Mobile.

Replicant is an effort to have Android without any non-free software. It is based on the LineageOS and replaces or avoids all proprietary component of the system, such as user-space programs and libraries as well as firmwares. Replicant is a community led effort, currently driven by few developers.

Necuno Solutions is introducing a truly free software and open source secure mobile hardware platform called Necuno Mobile. Free software and open source mobile communities have been looking forward to a device like this for a long time.

Necuno Solutions wants to offer Necuno Mobile as a platform to build upon for community based mobile operating systems to boost their development and drive interest towards them. Replicant fits perfectly to this goal, as it is a community driven effort aiming to provide fully free mobile operating system and they are actively avoiding proprietary firmwares and libraries.

“Android is often disliked by free software and open-source enthusiasts, but we recognize the importance of Replicant in the Free software space. We want to provide them a platform that can enable them to support a device that has a free software bootloader and also enable them to potentially take advantage of the hardware 3D acceleration. Replicant is on the same path with us and we want to walk that path together.”

- Tanja Drca, Chief Communications Officer at Necuno Solutions.


“While Replicant is a fully free software Android distribution, many freedom, privacy and security issues are orthogonal to the operating system. The hardware design of each computer (smartphone, tablet, laptop, etc.) people use, and the architecture of the cellular network also have their set of issues.

 

All the devices currently supported by Replicant use a nonfree bootloader, and use hardware restrictions to deny users the freedom to replace it completely with free software, effectively forcing them to run nonfree software. This is a very serious freedom issue that prevents users from being in control of their devices.

 

The Necuno Mobile is a mobile device made by Necuno Solutions that will have a free software bootloader that users will be able to modify and replace.

 

The Replicant project and Necuno Solutions will collaborate to add support for this mobile device in Replicant.

 

This collaboration has also the potential to get more complete hardware support for the Necuno Mobile than for the devices Replicant already supports.”

- Denis ‘GNUtoo’ Carikli, Replicant developer


About Replicant


Replicant is a fully free distribution running on several devices, a free software mobile operating system putting the emphasis on freedom and privacy/security. It is based on LineageOS and replaces or avoids every proprietary component of the system, such as user-space programs and libraries as well as firmwares. Replicant aims to be an ethical system: it does not ship nor recommend the use of non-free software.

About Necunos


Necuno Solutions is a company dedicated in bringing freedom to the mobile world. Starting with a secure open source mobile device. Necuno Solutions roots lay in the open source communities and while their first device is targeted towards enterprises, the Necuno Mobile works as an open source hardware platform for communities to build upon.



Press contacts


Tanja Drca, tanja.drca@necunos.com, Chief Communications Officer at Necuno Solutions for more information

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Necuno Solutions is company built around the idea of providing security, privacy and freedom to the current mobile world.

Our main goal is to work towards more open, transparent and secure mobile ecosystem, where the user and companies are in control of their data, where security and privacy is at it's core. This is a monumental task and cannot be achieved by any one company in the current mobile world. That is why we are working with FOSS mobile operating system communities to boost the development of open-source operating system alternatives. The software alone is not enough and that is why we are working for a new hardware built with open components.
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