Weekly Engineering News 37/2008

Joachim Breitner nomeata at debian.org
Wed Sep 17 21:06:36 CEST 2008


Am Donnerstag, den 18.09.2008, 01:07 +0800 schrieb Wolfgang Spraul:
> So the question was - do Openmoko's phones have to meet an _absolute_  
> freedom level, defined somewhere, or do they just have to be the _most  
> free_ phones available at the time?
> First we came up with a list of freedom preferences (thanks to  
> Werner :-)):

from the Debian POV I can add that we do not ship binary blobs in
Debian. So, if the devices needs them to be loaded at runtime, it can
not be used with a “pure” Debian system. If redistribution (and
re-packaging!) is possible, the driver can be shipped as part of the
non-free repository, though.

So for Debian, freedom level 1 or 2 would be ideal.


PS: This is not my personal opinion, which I haven’t made up
entirely :-)

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