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

From: Marcus Wilson
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] GnuBee: Fully libre NAS?
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:21:17 -0400

I think this is great! Wonderful news that they are so close to being totally 

Were people offended ? 

Thanks for the info,


> On Mar 24, 2017, at 8:17 AM, Pen-Yuan Hsing <> wrote:
> 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
> Larry"
> 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!
>> Marcus
>> 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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