[Freedom-misc] Choosing between a D16 workstation and Talos II lite

greatgnu at riseup.net greatgnu at riseup.net
Sun Jul 8 13:19:10 CEST 2018


 >How important is this matter if it does
not stop a computer from getting fsf's ryf certification

Hugely important, I'd say ridiculously ignored by the FSF. EC and the other  
proprietary firmware that makes your hard drive work (so it is 2 proprietary  
potentially absolutely dangerous pieces of firmware) are present in all RYF  
laptops. Until those laptops ship any of the two their claim about it being  
freedom respecting is just ridiculous. They do not respect your freedom and  
no one can give you such certification. The only certification the FSF should  
give is the RYFM, that is 'respects your freedom MAYBE'.

Here an excellent speech to explain you just how dangerous is proprietary  
firmware ->

http://hemingway.softwarelivre.org/fisl16/high/40t/sala_40t-high-201507111600.ogv


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