[Dev] Misleading information in EOMA68 news

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at lkcl.net
Mon Aug 15 19:38:43 GMT 2016

crowd-funded eco-conscious hardware: https://www.crowdsupply.com/eoma68

On Mon, Aug 15, 2016 at 8:23 PM, Paul Kocialkowski <contact at paulk.fr> wrote:
> Resending with the right address, please don't CC my Replicant address since
> this is not directly related to Replicant.
> Hi,
> Le lundi 15 août 2016 à 20:15 +0100, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton a écrit :
>> On Mon, Aug 15, 2016 at 7:04 PM, Tiberiu-Cezar Tehnoetic <tct at ceata.org>
>> wrote:
>> >
>> > 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.
> A pdf schematics is documentation about the hardware, it is not a source format
> of the circuit board design. It does not make the circuit board free.

 *sigh*.  there are variants available if you look.  there's even a
GPL'd KiCAD repository available with an early design.  KiCAD turned
out to be a waste of time so i was forced to use proprietary software
as it contains the necessary design rules verification for
inexperienced PCB design engineers to do a decent job.  the files are
huge, i can't maintain git revision control on them properly, and i'm
annoyed about it.

 apologies paul - i'm tired, i'm massively stretched, i'm reaching a
threshold on what i can cope with, so i'm winding down answers so i
can conserve energy to get the hundreds of tasks needed to be
completed prepared and up and running.

 if you or anybody else would like to help with that, i am more than
happy to give them all the access to whatever they want so it can get


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