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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.