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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] [Dev] Misleading information in EOMA68 news

From: Christopher Waid
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] [Dev] Misleading information in EOMA68 news
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2016 22:16:27 -0400

On 2016-08-25 06:26 PM, Tiberiu-Cezar Tehnoetic wrote:
On 25.08.2016 15:47, Tiberiu-Cezar Tehnoetic wrote:
On 25.08.2016 15:25, Adonay Felipe Nogueira wrote:
This issue of "you said it is 'libre' but I prove it's not", and even
the issue regarding the older publication on ThinkPenguin's site, can be easily solved by changing terms/words accordingly there. There's no need
to make everyone mad at each other.

It's not just about terminology. It's about deliberately misinforming
the people to back your project because it's been libre hardware and
libre software "right from the beginning". And also misinforming people to think it's OK for their freedom to buy laptops with proprietary BIOS
rather than with Libreboot.

Richard Stallman has just confirmed me that FSF has not received the PCB
design sources along with the Libre Tea Computer Card.

I hope that now everyone understands that this EOMA68 board is *not*
libre hardware as claimed.

That doesn't make it "*not* libre hardware" as far as the FSF is concerned. The FSF *DOES NOT* require the PCB designs for RYF. They are not involved in or concerned with the release of schematics. The end user can't do anything with schematics like they can with libre software. This source code is what the FSF is concerned with.

What has to be released is the complete set of corresponding source code. Everything else is extra and is being released out of our goodwill. No promises have not been kept as the crowd funding page clearly says the schematics will be released. As a gesture of goodwill everything else already has been.

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