Crowdfunding a NAS device that respects your freedom

Daniel Pocock daniel at
Tue May 2 11:41:03 UTC 2017

On 02/05/17 12:21, Christian Pietsch wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am thankful to the FSF for its RYF campaign and certification. 
> One thing that is missing in the list of certified devices 
> <> is a NAS (network 
> attached storage) device. Crowdfunding for a good candidate ends on
> May 4, 2017 at 04:59 PM PDT (11:59 PM UTC), and it's a close call 
> (currently 81%):
> Please consider backing this project ($168 + $19 for a power
> adapter), and spread the word! I wrote something for a German
> audience: 
Thanks for raising this

Looking at it against my own hopes for such a device:

- free
- can install own OS
- 6 bays
- fanless

- no caddies
- limited performance - I would prefer something like the AL-514 based
NAS boxes, Quad Core, 8GB max RAM, 10GbE
- no HDD noise damping

As an example, if boxes like the Synology DS2015 could run a fully
free OS eventually (kernel patches in progress[1]) it might provide a
bit more grunt.




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