LineageOS vs Sailfish OS - Which one?

LineageOS vs Sailfish OS - Which one?

@adrianmalacoda
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Sailfish OS is proprietary. It goes in the trash. If you want “Real Linux™” consider Mobian, postmarketOS, or Ubuntu Touch.

  1. As far as I know, only the UI is proprietary. But it probably counts as non-free based on GNU’s FSDG guidelines.
  2. What do you mean by “Real Linux”? Having a proprietary UI doesn’t mean the system does not include the actual kernel (Linux). Sailfish OS IS real Linux (it contains it). If what you really meant was “Real GNU/Linux”, then, I’m not sure how GNU-ish Sailfish OS is.
@adrianmalacoda
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  1. “Only the UI” is the part of the system that the user actually interacts with; without it, the system is unusable. The free software movement doesn’t distinguish between “stuff that matters” and “stuff that does not matter” - a proprietary app or system that contains free components is still, overall, proprietary. Otherwise, you might as well say Microsoft Edge (Chromium based) or macOS (BSD based) are free software, which they obviously are not.
  2. You are correct - “real Linux” (in scare quotes) is a sarcastic remark about how people do not consider Android to be an actual Linux system (which it is). Judging by the architecture diagram, SailfishOS without the proprietary components just looks like a regular GNU/Linux, which is why I suggested actually free (or freer) alternatives.
@ThreeHopsAhead
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GrapheneOS or CalyxOS to give options I recommend more.

@TheAnonymouseJoker
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I will quote ajz’s suggestion for OmniROM, and one recommendation by me being DivestOS.

Other option would be LineageOS, but with that you are stuck with the phone models that are most used in custom ROM community. These will be most likely Xiaomis or Motorolas.

poVoq
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Why not Ubuntu Touch?

@gmate8
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My only problem with Graphene is that I can’t install MicroG

@adrianmalacoda
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I don’t understand, if you’re willing to consider non-Android OS’s, then you’re willing to go without microG or Google Services?

@gmate8
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Oops Didn’t know Sailfish isn’t Android Sorry! My bad 🤭😅

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@ZeroGravity
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