Free Software Foundation Compliance
cjhandrew at gmail.com
Wed Jul 2 17:25:17 CEST 2008
I'm guessing all the licences have been checked and that everyone is
happy that we comply with the 4 Freedoms. I'm following the project
with interest and wish it well.
2008/6/30 Chris Andrew <cjhandrew at gmail.com>:
> Holger/ all,
> When I say the hardware, I mean anything that is not software (without
> getting in to the technicalities of the OSI stack).
> From my work with gNewsense, I can confirm that much free software
> isn't quite as free as it thinks it is, with checks often finding
> hidden restrictive clauses etc.
> As far as hardware goes, I just mean that whilst checking all other
> licences, it would also be important to ensure everything else that is
> meant to be free, would be free.
> When I co-ordinated this work at gNewsense, I created several tables,
> that held data/ licence info. I then encouraged people to help check
> the software.
> When questionable licences were found, the maintainer/ author was
> contacted, or a solution expedited by other means.
> As a means of keeping tabs on things, I organised for statistics to be
> automatically produced weekly, so we could see who was contributing
> most (so they could receive praise), and also so that we could check
> our progress towards 100% freedom.
> Hope that clarifies somewhat.
> 2008/6/30 Holger Freyther <zecke at selfish.org>:
>> On Monday 30 June 2008 12:56:40 Chris Andrew wrote:
>>> I would in Openmoko's case see this as extending to the hardware platform,
>> What do you mean by extending this to the hardware platform? The distribution
>> powering our devices? Or the hardware itself?
>>> 0) Is this the right place to mention this?
>> When it comes to distro development, distro-devel would exist as well but this
>> is a good choice as well.
>>> 1) Is Openmoko interested in being FSF compliant?
>> I'm personally interested in offering a FSF compliant distribution for the
>> freerunner. From my understanding we shouldn't be too far away. We have the
>> tools to easily recreate the distribution, we require no firmware uploads
>> from the host. The problematic things would probably be openssl and gstreamer
>> plugins ugly.
>> how would you want to proceed?
> Reasons why you may want to try GNU/Linux:
Reasons why you may want to try GNU/Linux:
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