[Dev] Misleading information in EOMA68 news

Tiberiu-Cezar Tehnoetic tct at ceata.org
Mon Aug 15 19:29:36 GMT 2016



On 15.08.2016 22:15, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
> ---
> crowd-funded eco-conscious hardware: https://www.crowdsupply.com/eoma68
> 
> 
> On Mon, Aug 15, 2016 at 7:04 PM, Tiberiu-Cezar Tehnoetic <tct at ceata.org> wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> I'm not a Parabola hacker and I only speak for myself. I believe Paul
>> refers to this news entry at parabola.nu:
>>
>> https://www.parabola.nu/news/new-libre-hardware-crowdfunding-project-with-parabola-pre-installed/
>>
>> On 15.08.2016 20:09, Paul Kocialkowski wrote:
>>> * "New Libre Hardware Crowdfunding Project"
>>>
>>> Saying that the hardware is libre or free is an overstatement.
>> [...]
>>> I think the title should be reworked, depending on whether the circuit board
>>> design is libre or not.
>>
>> I agree. AFAIR the circuit board design is being withheld for now,
> 
> 
> that's incorrect.. or misleading.  the PCB SCHematic file is available
> as a PDF and i have only just, a few hours ago, asked people to aid
> and assist in a review.
> 
> the PCB layout file - the complex part that, if somebody were to use
> it to **RIGHT NOW** place an order for 500 PCBs thus throwing this
> entire campaign into jeapoardy.... yes.

Thank you for the response, Luke. Please note that in his original
message on this thread, Paul specifically asked about the design source
files and not the schematics.

On 15.08.2016 20:09, Paul Kocialkowski wrote:
> The circuit board may be libre, but I couldn't find the circuit board
> layout description files. Note that schematics don't make the circuit
> board libre, but only documented.

That is why I believe my statement you quoted above is correct and not
misleading (especially in the context of Paul's question).

Thanks,
Tiberiu

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