Since the consideration of the Replicant’s leader about the Fairphone’s choice for the Qualcomm chipset I ask myself if there will ever be a Replicant version for Fairphone 2.
Unfortunately and despite our best advice, Fairphone people have decided to go with a Qualcomm platform. This means that there is no interest from the software freedom perspective, thus I won’t be spending any on my time on the device. Of course, I am very much a supported of the ethical approach on the manufacturing line, but it doesn’t make the device acceptable regarding software freedom.
The fact that the hardware is not free (if that’s what you’re talking about), despite having consequences regarding our ability to change the situation, does not implicate that it cannot respect our software freedom.
Maybe if the Fairphone software team provide a kind of support to Replicant team this will became possible, but at this point it seems difficult. I am not understand what have Qualcomm that is not good for software freedom, maybe he refer at the bootloader signature’s check of the chipset, but I’m not an expert: maybe someone in the forum could explain this?
However, the project is still at version 4.2 of Android, but i’m equally interested in it.