Dearest KDE KDE neon is a project to bring KDE's software to the people by various convenient and rapid methods. Recently we've been working on packages for the Pinebook . Pinebook is a < $100 laptop using an ARM processor which will open up whole new markets to KDE software and computing generally as well as a great proof of concept of plasma on a really low profile device. We have a real chance of having Plasma and other free software shipped on a laptop which will enable people to access digital freedom who otherwise would be offline.
However it needs a proprietary driver for the graphics to work. Neon is only building free software of course and the installable images as well as the Docker images and Snap packages we make are all 100% free software. The packaging for the driver is hosted outside Neon and KDE infrastructure but of course it's needed for the images. At the moment the Neon Pinebook Remix's installable images are built on Neon's servers but hosted on my private server. While the manifesto and licencing policy are clear that KDE projects must be free software it doesn't say anything about supporting drivers or build infrastructure for that software. Plasma Active has shipped images with non-free firmware and drivers on for years (https://files.kde.org/plasma/active/4.0/images/nexus7/). How do we feel about shipping installable images with non-free supporting software? The alternative is to drop and not ship any more images for Plasma Active or Mobile etc. Jonathan  https://www.pine64.org/?page_id=3707