A world-wide community of volunteers working on a solution
A Growing International Network of Volunteers
"We are building on this amazing collaborative and forward-thinking community for the development and promotion of a free and open source operating system that is developer-friendly, respects the freedom and privacy of individuals, and breaks free from the traditional hardware classification confinements and uses."
Marius Gripsgård, Founder of the UBports community
"IMHO UBports is one of the most vibrant and greatest communities I ever met."
Marcos Costales, uNav & uWriter Creator
Freedom and Open Source
Privacy and SecurityWe believe that the mobile telecommunication landscape has to evolve. Users should be able to trust their phone to guard their personal data from intruders. Other mobile operating systems rely on proprietary technologies, so that the user is unable to check the security and integrity of his system. UBports changes that.
Developer-friendlyEvery component of the OS will be publicly documented to allow for volunteer developers to easily get started contributing code to the Foundation’s projects.
You Can Make the Difference
Ubuntu Touch is built by the community for the community. Being part of our group is fun. UBports is built on respect, enthusiasm and diversity. Whatever skill set you have, you can become our next star-player. We need your help and support to make Ubuntu Touch successful.UBports is a community in which everybody is appreciated and encouraged to contribute. In addition to the need for technical people and their skills, there are many non-technical opportunities for your contribution as well.
Compatibility and ConvergenceWith mobile hardware becoming more and more powerful, it is UBports’ vision to converge the personal computing world. If a phone can be connected to a monitor, mouse and keyboard, it can become a fully-featured computer. It is our goal to efficiently increase the reach of free and open source software on mobile devices. To achieve this, we want to integrate compatibility with established software written for the GNU/Linux platform as well as Android applications into Ubuntu Touch. Compatibility with these platforms is particularly intriguing as they are already supported by a lot of free and open-source software.
UbuntuThe African word Ubuntu (pronounced with a long 'oo' as in 'you' for each vowel) which translates to “humanity towards others” and describes a philosophy that revolves around the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity. Ubuntu is one of the largest, if not the largest deployed Linux-based operating systems in the world and brings the spirit of sharing and collaboration to the technology realm.
Our OriginsThe UBports project was founded by Marius Gripsgard in 2015 and in its infancy was a place where developers could share ideas and educate each other in hopes of bringing the Ubuntu Touch platform to more and more devices. Originally Ubuntu Touch was designed and developed by Canonical. With fast and smooth developments this gave the project a kick-start. After Canonical announced the end of their support for the operating system, it was picked up by the community. The resonance has been fantastic and the community is growing rapidly.
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