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2145 wrote

Not to be a pedant but just out of genuine curiosity, how "free" is the raspi zero? Is it like modern Intel/AMD hardware where you can generally run a fully free OS on it but with proprietary firmware on the hardware, or like Android devices where you need proprietary graphics drivers but have a decent amount of control over the software, or is it "free" like librebooted hardware?

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mofongo wrote

The Pi Zero is closed-source hardware, and there are 3 pieces of hardware that run a closed-source firmware - here's the breakdown, with links to possible solutions and relevant issues on our GitHub. The plan is to get rid of those, one-by-one.

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5_0_4_1_5_8_7 wrote

a pi-zero cost 10 bucks.

Where is the other forty dollars spent on? services?

Oh, come on!

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edmund_the_destroyer wrote

The rest of the board, the screen, assembling and quality-checking it all, etc...

I'm not annoyed at the price, really. I just think it's a hard sell. For an equivalent set of features I can get a used feature phone.