The deGoogled OS on the ethical smarpthone!
Videoconferencing is on the rise worldwide with the COVID-19 crisis. But did you know that most videoconferencing software is NOT offering any guarantee about your privacy?
Even some nice open source software such as Jitsi is relying on some Google services.
So we did the effort to fully unGoogle a Jitsi setup, and it’s now available online on a 600Mbps link at visio.ecloud.global.
100% Open Source
And it’s super easy to use, try it now!
At the age of 12, as my computer knowledge was notably increasing, I remember I’ve eventually been shocked to read something totally wrong in a magazine. Someone wrote something that was factually false.
This made me realize that until this date, I used to think that everything that was written in a book or a magazine was true. Just because it was written.
I forgot to publish this quite comprehensive video interview I had with Sylvain Zimmer at CoderStories!
Thank you Le Monde for your article!
Read below (in French)…
At the end of 2017, the /e/ project was unveiled in a series of articles entitled “Leaving Apple & Google: my (/e/) Odyssey” (Part1, Part2, Part3), with a clear promise: making a fully unGoogled and ready-to-use mobile operating system and online services, yet compatible with Android applications…
Last year, I decided to leave Apple & Google: I want to free myself from the smartphone duopole, I want to regain control over my data privacy, I want to protect my freedom.
At first, I thought I would just fork Android, add a better design, remove any Google stuff, select a few privacy-compliant web services and add them to the system.
A little more than 6 months later, I realize that we’re building something really, really bigger than I had expected. This is made possible by the tremendous support I’m getting from many people around the world, and by a growing community of eelo contributors…
eelo is a non-profit project, in the public interest.
I’m pleased to announce that a non-profit organization has been incorporated to support the project: e Foundation.
Starting from this week, I’m going to regularly unveil a specific eelo feature we’re working one.
As you know, eelo’s purpose is to deliver a full-featured operating system that is offering way better respect of user’s data privacy. In this respect we’re specifically removing any piece of Android that is sending personal data to Google.