Project to stimulate Edu-FLS development
rms at gnu.org
Tue Jan 10 19:39:26 UTC 2017
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> The tablets we use in this school use Android, with a limited set of
> available services. We removed the Google Play services, but there
> are other parts of the tablets that are not free.
It is good that you deleted Google Play, since that has a back door
and maybe other malicious functionalities. But there is no way
to make all of a tablet's features work without nonfree software;
some peripherals require nonfree drivers.
Can you help raise money to hire someone to work on reverse-engineering those
In the mean time, if I were setting up a school, as a matter of principle
I wouldn't give the students tablets.
> Thanks for the information. As far as I understand, all single board
> computers have at least some flaws.
That is true. There are peripherals that need nonfree software. But
your project does not use all the peripherals of that computer --
perhaps there is a model that can do _what your project needs_ without
Dr Richard Stallman
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