Purism has already wrecked trust and hope for future open source hardware projects and that’s merely a superficial opinion, I’d hate to dig any deeper for fear of wrecking that trust any further.
This is funny. My Android connects every three 45 Seconds Google. Apple saved every Information from the Phone as Backup in the Cloud.
Google updated DNS to DNS over TLS for privacy and you have the nerve to talk about purism like this? Wake up. We - have - no other open Source projects. Try to step back and look at minimal code size adventures. You will end up often using a million lines kernel or Browser. If you have just only one small hardware you can take some steps back.
And we will have to. To take a point to start from.
You are not talking about purism, because purism manufacture parts and did not build these parts. If you hate purism, buy the hardware by yourself. Manufacture it by yourself like the documentation on the Phones hardware and just download the software, for less money, but much more time effort.
Feel free to buy that hardware and develop software or apps for that community. If you do not like it. Just stay like 99,99% people in the past but, get out of our way for the future. Just follow your phone and your algorithms advice to behave, like ever.