Copperhead, Guardian Project, and F-Droid are partnering up and want to raise funding for an “open, verifiably secure mobile ecosystem of software, services and hardware”, according to the Guardian Project’s blog.
The blog post goes on to say, “Through a future planned crowdfunded and commercial offering, the partnership will provide affordable off-the-shelf solutions, including device hardware and self-hosted app and update distribution servers, for any individual and organizations looking for complete mobile stacks they can trust.”
In other words, they want to create a truly secure phone. The phone will consist of CopperheadOS as the OS, F-Droid for your app store needs, and a slew of must-have apps for privacy and security developed by the Guardian Project. The three organizations each have a ‘specialty’ – if you will – and plan to contribute to this project accordingly.
Copperhead, a Canada-based security firm, is working on CopperheadOS, a hardened and open-source version of Android that’s based on AOSP. Some of the features it has is a hardened kernel and sandboxing. Plus, it’s proprietary software-free. The OS is currently available for download and installable on many Nexus devices.
New York-based Guardian Project develops and provides much of the software