[Discuss] Free Software Foundation's "Respects Your Freedom hardware product certification"
amrset at gmail.com
Tue Jan 6 12:31:11 UTC 2015
It would be great to have a certification that certifies that the
_hardware_design_ is also open source.
If the platform is closed source and the firmware is open source is that a
win for open source? I say only partially. It's a nice first step, but to
be fully open source, the _hardware_design_ must also be open source.
What do you think?
On Tue, Jan 6, 2015 at 3:28 AM, Hanspeter Portner <
dev at open-music-kontrollers.ch> wrote:
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> I just stumbled across the "Respects Your Freedom hardware product
> certification"  by the Free Software Foundation.
> I was agnostic about that until now. I thought I would post it here if
> somebody should be interested.
> I think it is an interesting idea to actually have someone (independent,
> non-profit) check whether your hardware/firmware is
> free (or falsly claimed to be...).
> Compared to the OSH definition , it does not seem to define any
> criteria for the hardware design to be open, but puts its focus
> on shipped firmware/software. The latter (in contrast to the OSH
> definition) must be free to pass the certification criteria .
> There is already some certified hardware out there .
>  http://www.fsf.org/resources/hw/endorsement/respects-your-freedom
>  http://www.fsf.org/resources/hw/endorsement/criteria
>  http://ryf.fsf.org/
>  http://www.oshwa.org/definition/
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