[Freedombox-discuss] Add Raspberry Pi as a reference platform?

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Thu Oct 10 14:19:15 UTC 2013

Quoting Petter Reinholdtsen (2013-10-10 14:08:09)
> [Jonas Smedegaard]
>> Listed at https://wiki.debian.org/FreedomBox/TargetedHardware#Unsuitable
> It sure is.  What was the reason you added dropped Raspberry Pi from 
> the wiki 2013-08-13 21:35:37 and added it back under the Unsuitable 
> heading 2013-08-18 00:04:41?

Uhm - in what way is the reason not obvious from the resulting wiki page 
and the commit messages for those changes?

> Was there some mailing list discussion leading up to this 
> classification?

Not specifically, that I recall.

> To me, the fact that it need some non-free binary blobs is an
> unfortunate situation that we should try to correct, not a blocker
> from using it, given its huge user base.  And I would be willing to
> use the debian arm arch and sacrifice some performance to avoid having
> to use a Debian derivative.  After all, the missing hardware floating
> point will mostly affect the HDMI output we do not care much about.

Great if soneone actually technically fixes the problem!

> How many of the mailing list subscribers got a Raspberry Pi and how
> many got a Dreamplug?  I created a small poll on
> <URL: http://doodle.com/xbmswycmsahy6qwp > to get some idea about the
> relative availability in this group.  Please fill in your answer there.

I don't see how democracy helps here.

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