So here's what am thinking for the FLOSS e-ink reader / alternative idea, were @Purism to build one after the .

In terms of hardware, re-use the SoC from the Librem5, since it would already have mainline support, cut out all the cellular stuff, like 4G modem, GPS, Bluetooth etc. to reduce the cost of the finalized PCB and speed up development time significantly.

On the software front, make a minimal Linux-based firmware, capable of booting as the GUI.


Yeah, abet as far as I am aware, it requires to be authenticated to Kobo's servers upon first start, just like Kindle, which is unfortunate.


@MatejLach @Purism Yeah, I think that's true. Though I subsequently never run Kobo's 'nickel' but only 'koreader' and don't have wifi turned on, so it may not matter *as* much.

@MatejLach @Purism All that power seems like overkill for an E-Reader - how about an extension to the phone?

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