I agree with you, something it’s just better than nothing, but just a little.
I think it’s important to let people understand why for the sake of the market rule demand and offer, push on the complete open platform is something important, and vital in some case, in the age of surveilance we are, i think it’s really important to give the right devices to journalist and whistleblower to make their work to spread different voices, informations and make our life better.
I.e. when i read comparison or sh*t on the librem5 and his price i think people are too much used to buy piece of hardware not a vision of for a freedom on the elettronic world, i’ve ordered the librem5 also because of that and i will also order a pinephone when will be available because i think it’s important give money to people who try to break the android/ios duopoly, and i understand why their price are different, and i want to support both because are both important to succeed.
We are a niche, we know that, and imho it’s important to this niche to be aware that a corebooted x86 with linux is a nice to have, but we must asking for the true open system, and talk about it, to let understand to everyone in the niche, and maybe after to others, why this is important.
We don’t really know what the future will deserve, everyone hope to live in a future where the unicorns will fly over the rainbow and everyone will be just happy, but the history has already teached us that some nice or “normal” moment could just became orrible pieces of history, think about world wars or nazist, and in this moment let to brave people to have the right devices to fight against it it’s vital for the entire world, but this products woundn’t exist if people aware of surveilance, snowden, etc etc do not ask for it.