Which phone should I buy for running Replicant?

Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller hns at goldelico.com
Sun Oct 6 20:12:51 UTC 2013

Am 06.10.2013 um 22:05 schrieb Paul Kocialkowski:

> Le mercredi 25 septembre 2013 à 16:24 +0300, Dmitriy Nikandrov a écrit :
>> Not only phones,
>> but also laptops, desktops, routers, etc... Even Raspberry Pi in it's
>> heart is closed source.
>> The problem is that there is no OPEN HARDWARE chips (with open firmware):
>> for Wi-Fi
>> for GSM (even can't be because of patents on core specifications)
>> for LTE
>> for GPS
> A short note about terminology: as RMS highlighted, what we are talking
> about here is freedom, so I don't see how expressions like "open
> hardware", "closed source" or "open firmware" are relevant here. It
> would make more sense and covey a freedom-related message to use
> expressions such as free software, non-free or proprietary software,
> free firmwares, etc. For a more detailed view on this topic, please
> reefer to:
> https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/open-source-misses-the-point.html
> As for hardware, we'll have to come up with a new expression to put the
> emphasis on freedom too, maybe "free hardware".

and before we get into the same discussion here as the last days on the openmoko
mailing list, please look at these definitions:


-- hns

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