>I won't risk telling you anything I don't know. Software is >complicated
matter, just like all Stallman's talks show us, >we must assume the worst
case for a software, not the best.
As stated before, Freedombox can be installed on Debian and Debian is not a
FSF endorsed distribution, although it is still comprised exclusively of free
software without the non-free repositories enabled. I would argue if you are
downloading the image from the freedombox website and follow the installation
instructions you would never be faced with the choice of enabling the
non-free repos anyway. Even if you were, Freedombox is not Debian, so we
should examine whether Freedombox and it's dependencies are free, and all
available evidence points to the fact that they are, including the following
points below. Eben Moglen has worked with RMS for free software for most of
his professional life, why would you distrust a foundation and project that
he started that states repeatedly everyone on the site that it is free
software? I feel you are taking your skepticism a bit too far. Where do we
1) All releases excxept the one for rpi2 use Debian free:
2) From the front page:
"It runs free software"
3) From the FAQ:
"It is a free software stack"
4) From the "About the Foundation" page:
"...a free software system"
"The software is a free and open source system"
"...preloaded with many useful apps and tools designed to protect your
freedom, privacy, and user rights"
"The FreedomBox Foundation is led by its President, Eben Moglen (Professor of
Law at Columbia Law School and founder of the Software Freedom Law Center),
Technical Lead and Member of the Board Bdale Garbee (former Debian Project
Leader and President of Software in the Public Interest)"