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Theme fund: NGI Zero Core
Start: 2023-06
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Operating Systems

postmarketOS: v23.12 and v24.06 Releases

New versions of the mobile operating system postmarketOS

postmarketOS keeps smartphones useful after they don't receive updates anymore: the original operating system gets replaced with an up-to-date lightweight open source software stack based on Alpine Linux. Oftentimes people use postmarketOS to upcycle their old smartphones to small home servers (like Raspberry Pis). While still experimental, we also work towards enabling all typical smartphone features too so postmarketOS can fully replace the original operating system. Besides extending the lifetime of smartphones, in postmarketOS we value the user's privacy, security and in general control over their own device. Unlike current mainstream smartphone operating systems, it is not needed to register an account and get tracked to use the operating system. Creating new releases allows us to keep the software stack up-to-date, to integrate important fixes, features and in general to get closer to provide a full smartphone experience.

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This project was funded through the NGI0 Core Fund, a fund established by NLnet with financial support from the European Commission's Next Generation Internet programme, under the aegis of DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology under grant agreement No 101092990.