eelo is a non-profit project, in the public interest. We build open-source mobile operating systems and associated web services that respect user's data privacy. We're an international core team of experienced entrepreneurs, developers and designers, with a growing community of contributors.
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Imagine desirable mobile phones, at a reasonable cost. Not preloaded with Google or any other "data hungry services". And at the same time, mobile phones where users can install and use mainstream applications of their choice. That's what eelo is going to provide.
Today, smartphone usage links with many web services: search, email, drive, online backup, maps, etc. We will release open source alternatives to all these services, as a consistent system that users can either install on their own server, or use online through a default eelo service.
eelo's mission includes informing users about all the challenges behind their data privacy. We want to tell the story about what the web giants and state agencies are doing with your personal data - millions of dollars for shareholders, mass surveillance etc. - and why all that is a threat to democracy and peace. eelo.io is going to be a central place for information about user's data privacy.
We are already thinking about tomorrow. We are considering projects to offer users privacy-enabled personal assistants and web APIs. But let's focus on the first stage first!