Has anyone ever tried to make a BSD for old iPhones?

I’m wanting a more user-freedom-respecting platform, but I have working hardware that I’m not quite ready to part with yet.

(I know Darwin has BSD roots, but I’m thinking a fork of one of the modern fully open distributions)

I’m pretty sure the answer is “no.”

I looked at some wikis to see how hard it is to get non-iOS things to boot on iPhones, and the answer is: quite hard.

But I also think I’m probably not alone in wanting this. If there are enough of us, maybe we could power through those hard problems together. 🤷‍♂️

Mostly I’m thinking about this:

What if we just stopped, and reversed whatever we still need for all the hardware we have RIGHT NOW before building more new things?

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