[Freedombox-discuss] Raspberry Pi 2
Sam Hartman <hartmans at debian.org> writes:
>>>>>> "lee" == lee jones <slothpuck at gmail.com> writes:
> lee> I think it might be a bad idea for the RPI2 to be used as a
> lee> "freedombox". Firstly microsoft is apparently RPI's partner in
> lee> any case and that could mean digital locks are forthcoming at
> lee> any time. There are other alternatives out there besides. One
> lee> to avoid.
> So, the rpi and rpi2 have some really major advantages.
reads like and advertisement
> They are highly available. As an example last time I looked I found rpi
> sellers on Amazon prime. Meaning that I can get a ready-to-use rpi
> dropped off at my office tomorrow. Presumably that sort of availability
> is likely to exist for rpi2.
wouldn't consider availability on amazon an advantage
> That is a huge usability advantage.
> Actually being able to get the equipment without giving a new merchant
> my credit card information and with one-day shipping is a major win as
> an end user.
don't see an advantage here either :-)
> If the rpi2 is actually comperably free to other things we're looking
> at, then let's not go out of our way to make freedom box hard.
> If someone locks down the platform in the future, then we can
> reconsider. Let's not borrow trouble from the future and harm our users
I really don't get it. So the only argument was buying on amazon? It
really isn't hard to get a OSHW board. You even can buy them on amazon,
if you insist.
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