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Re: Report from DSA Team Sprint in Oslo



On Thu, Apr 05, 2012 at 09:19:50PM +1000, Ben Finney wrote:
> Neil McGovern <neilm@debian.org> writes:
> 
> > For reference, I'm in contact with the Raspberry Pi folk, who are keen
> > to do things with Debian. If anyone wants hardware, drop me a mail!
> 
> Are you in a position to press for hardware specification that will
> allow wholly free-software Debian on Raspberry Pi? My understanding is
> that currently the hardware requires some number of non-free firmware
> blobs.
> 

No. I can't see that happening. The core SoC is a broadcom solution, and
that requires blobs to make it work. If anyone knows someone in Broadcom
that can drive this forward that'd be great, but until then it's not
likely to happen :(

Neil

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