[Dev] [libreplanet-discuss] Misleading information in EOMA68 news

Tiberiu-Cezar Tehnoetic tct at ceata.org
Fri Aug 26 02:22:39 GMT 2016

On 26.08.2016 05:16, Christopher Waid wrote:
> On 2016-08-25 06:26 PM, Tiberiu-Cezar Tehnoetic wrote:
>> 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.
> That doesn't make it "*not* libre hardware" as far as the FSF is
> concerned. The FSF *DOES NOT* require the PCB designs for RYF. 

RYF doesn't certify free hardware design. But "libre hardware" means
free-design hardware and that is explained in this essay you should read


Using the definition there, of course EOMA68 computer is *not* "libre

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