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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] GnuBee: Fully libre NAS?

From: Pen-Yuan Hsing
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] GnuBee: Fully libre NAS?
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:17:36 +0000
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Just heard back from them:

"We have already applied for the "Respects Your Freedom" certification.
There is a "binary blob" on the prototypes.
It is only for the ASM1061 PCI to SATA Bridge.
As is ... it still qualifies for "Respects Your Freedom"
Per FSF request we will be working to remove this to blob and the associated SPI-NOR Chips.
The Schematic (and the blob) is available on


I hope it's OK I shared the message here? (really sorry if I offended anyone!) But I think it is good news that they are actively working with the FSF to get RYF certification! Let's see how we can help move this forward!

On 24/03/17 10:40, Marcus Wilson wrote:
I like this. I think I might give it a shot for home use, but I would
investigate LEDE a little more if concerned about using 100% free
software. Their FAQ says it's based on GPLv2 and other licenses. This
and Debian are the two components I think where you might end up with
incidental non-free software and not even be aware of it.  This project
seems to care very much about being totally free though and I hope they
reach their fund raising goal.

Thanks for sharing!

On Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 7:38 PM, Pen-Yuan Hsing <
<>> wrote:
    Hi all,

    FYI I just noticed the GnuBee Personal Cloud 1 NAS that appears to
    be fully free (as in freedom):

    Can anyone here tell if it really is 100% freedom-respecting? I've
    been waiting for years for a libre NAS and would love to get one if
    it is fully libre! If it is I think we should all help spread the word!

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