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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 22:18:34 -0400

On 2016-08-25 06:33 PM, Paul Kocialkowski wrote:
Le vendredi 26 août 2016 à 01:26 +0300, Tiberiu-Cezar Tehnoetic a écrit :
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.

LKCL made it clear already: the EOMA68 circuit board design is not libre
hardware for now, but may be liberated in the future.

Where (except for the Parabola news we just fixed) did you see anyone claim that
it's libre hardware?

On the crowd funding page it does clearly say what has and has not been released *YET*, but will be:

We are working with the FSF to apply for RYF Certification of the Libre Tea Computer Card for example, but are also going way beyond that by providing full CAD files, schematics, and datasheets for all the parts (without NDAs) as well as having the 3D CAD files for the casework as a completely open GPLv3+ licensed project right from its inception. In addition, all firmware and kernel sources are GPL-licensed and will always remain so, and have been vetted in advance and do not contain any copyright violations or proprietary license-violating blobs (an extremely common practice nowadays).

The only exception to this rule to release everything in advance is the PCB CAD files for the Computer Card. We’re planning to release the PCB CAD files for the Computer card once sufficient units are hit that ensures any third party manufacturing runs will not undermine the project’s development or stability.

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