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FSF Certifies First Device in "Respects Your Freedom" Program 79

Earlier this year, the Free Software Foundation announced a hardware endorsement campaign for hardware that respects the rights of its owner (no DRM, runs Free Software, support for open formats, no or freely licensed patents, etc.). Now, they've announced that the Lulzbot AO-100 3D Printer is the first device to pass certification and be endorsed by the FSF. Source code to both the hardware and software is available, naturally.
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FSF Certifies First Device in "Respects Your Freedom" Program

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  • Re:So what? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by pr0nbot ( 313417 ) on Wednesday October 10, 2012 @11:38AM (#41608153)

    The world is awash with evil fuckers who, rather than trying to win you over with solid products and services, will expend their effort and money on bribes, advertising, patent warchests, takeovers and suchlike with the sole goal of manipulating, extorting, deceiving and straitjacketing you, not just to get the money you have now, but an ever increasing tithe, in perpetuity. Against this backdrop, a small organisation starts a modest initiative to help lift the veil from these practices to help you, and you... mock them for it.

  • Re:So what? (Score:1, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 10, 2012 @11:48AM (#41608281)

    Maybe if they focused more on issues that actually mattered and stopped acting like god damn babies people would take them seriously. Right now they're trying to attack every non-free thing at once, flagging everyone who doesn't suck RMS' dick and releases every line of code ever written under the GPL as evil fuckers who should basically go die just because they disagree with the FSF philosophy.

    Being pragmatic about the GPL is what accomplishes things. FSF just leads the example of what not to do, except sometimes it occasionally works. The other times, the rest of the community does the real work by looking at things with a practical approach rather than asslicking inducing religiousness.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 10, 2012 @11:49AM (#41608309)
    ...uhm... isn't FSF against this restriction on software??... well, maybe they don't care about it on hardware. Cuba will have to built its own printer :P
  • by mfwitten ( 1906728 ) on Wednesday October 10, 2012 @12:47PM (#41609125)

    Those are restrictions imposed by a violent third-party gang of thugs.

  • by gQuigs ( 913879 ) on Wednesday October 10, 2012 @01:00PM (#41609295) Homepage

    I'm looking at you System76 and ZaReason. One of FSF requirements in this program is a free BIOS, and we have a good one in CoreBoot (and it can make boot times faster). Worried about Secure/Restricted Boot? Get a laptop with a free bios, boot what you want.

To do two things at once is to do neither. -- Publilius Syrus