Respects Your Freedom hardware product certification. The FSF now will certify your hardware.
The “Respects Your Freedom” computer hardware product certification program encourages the creation and sale of hardware that will do as much as possible to respect your freedom and your privacy, and will ensure that you have control over your device.
Here are the requirements. It looks like if you use Eagle you can’t be certified, it’s a little unclear if you can use Mac or Windows to make the open hardware even if you use free tools, we’re going to check out the list of requirements.
Here’s an interesting requirement…
…the seller must talk about “free software” more prominently than “open source.
FSF & hardware seems to be diverging (or converging?) from past statements by FSF’s Richard Stallman.
Because copying hardware is so hard, the question of whether we’re allowed to do it is not vitally important. I see no social imperative for free hardware designs like the imperative for free software – Richard Stallman — On “Free Hardware”
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