[Freedombox-discuss] Raspberry Pi 2
Sam Hartman <hartmans at debian.org> writes:
not really sure it is a good idea to answer tonight.
> I'm really frustrated reading your messages because I need you to
> respect my needs and requirements when engaging in a discussion with
> you. If you can do that I will respect your needs and requirements
> and respect that we may have different, conflicting requirements.
Please don't be frustrated and please keep in mind I am not a native
English speaker (my answers are sometimes very short for that same
Also be assured I respect your needs.
> When I read statements like "Don't see an advantage here either," I'm
> frustrated because I am hoping that my requirements will be respected
> even if you disagree with them.
Don't understand that one - from _my point of view_ (not yours!) there
is no advantage at that point.
> One of the reasons I've been involved for Debian so long is that we have
> a history of understanding that our users have a lot of different
> requirements and respecting those even if we don't serve them.
> It sounds like you're saying you value a form of privacy where you do
> business with a large number of parties and minimize the information you
> give each party. I respect that, although I find that doesn't meet my
> I find value for real-world purchases in having a small number of
> trusted parties I can depend on.
Feel free to do so and as I mentioned you can buy OSHW boards even on
amazon, if that is your requirement.
> I also value being able to obtain things quickly and efficiently.
> I'm disappointed because even if you would prefer that the Freedom Box
> project value your needs above mine, I'd hope that mine would be
I just don't want people to promote hardware as open when in fact it
isn't and to spread FUD about OSHW boards (availability, popularity).
Hmm, sounds a bit harsh - but really it isn't meant like that ;-) Btw. I
still don't see which of your needs isn't fullfilled with OSHW? And be
assured if you just want to use the Raspberry Pi 2 without any real
arguments or maybe because you like its name/color/taste, I just respect
that and just to make really sure: I don't want to discourage anyone to
work on freedombox using whatever hardware he likes and btw. my view is
completely irrelevant anyway...
I just want to encourage people _buying new hardware_ to buy OSHW as I
don't see a reason not to do so. (Of course there is always a good
reason to re-use old hardware).