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I am an everyday user without my own infrastructure. I want a single
point of trust (account and applications), so that communication from
my existing devices is both safe and easy.
Operator user story
I am a well-intentioned sysadmin. I want to offer services over a
hostile network to everyday users who don't know me, so they can
Regular services are implementations of networked software, typically
lightweight clients or browser interfaces that deliver messages to remote
applications operated by a third party.
An ethical service is one that explicitly protects users from
exploitation in this scenario.
A Purist Services Host (PSH) is a single domain implementing
our concrete configuration (defined below) to provide a well-defined
suite of ethical services.
For PSH end-users, this notebook contains documentation and
For contributors, this notebook contains standard definitions (ethical
and technical), software engineering and design notes, and links to
For programmers interested in active development of software
For users wanting to sign-up for services and download applications,
see example.com (not yet available)
We define standards that tackle relevant user stories and threat models:
The following subcomponents are also being developed:
These are the services and applications (clients) that we provide and
A website for managing your account.
service | web | desktop | mobile | android | windows | ios | macos
Private text, voice and video chat for individuals and groups.
Private email (optionally signed).
An (optional) public presence for your account.
A private connection to the internet.
Planning is coordinated by Purism, the
social purpose corporation (SPC)
that builds Librem devices, the
PureOS distribution and
Planning and development tools that we use include:
We rely on, contribute to, fork or configure:
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