Re: What is ThinkPenguin?
2016-05-26 18:29:43 GMT
[ Posting via GMane seems to be broken; trying to mail directly, ] [ pardon if this message turns out a duplicate. ] On 26/05/16 13:41, Greg Wright wrote: > Are "Penguin" branded products Free-Hardware, Free-Firmware, neither? It’s not very easy to define ‘free harware’ (how *deep* it should be free?), however with regard to any product that is sold at https://www.thinkpenguin.com/ the answer should be strait — no, it is not free hardware. (Something could escape my sight, of course.) As for free firmware — products that pass ‘Respect you freedom’ certification and thus listed at : two wi-fi adapters and a router at the moment; should work without any non-free firmware and drivers. I’m afraid I could not say anything else for sure, you’d better ask them directly. I might guess, however, that their desktop and laptop computers runs non-free BIOS at least.  https://www.fsf.org/resources/hw/endorsement/respects-your-freedom > If they are free how/where do I get the GPL'ed content? As for USB wireless adapters — TPE-N150USB and TPE-N150USBL — they are based on Atheros AR9271 chipset, so firmware and drivers are meant to be included in your operating system distribution (GNU/Linux?) — for example in Trisquel we have ‘open-ath9k-htc-firmware’ package . The Wi-Fi Router (TPE-NWIFIROUTER) runs LibreCMC . (Continue reading)