<div dir="ltr"><div>sabdfl addressed at least the binary blobs part of the question in the AMA: <a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1j166z/hi_im_mark_shuttleworth_founder_of_ubuntu/cba1v6a">http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1j166z/hi_im_mark_shuttleworth_founder_of_ubuntu/cba1v6a</a><br>
<br><blockquote>"There may be blobs in the first generation device. The way to a 
blob-free future is to show demand from folks who care about that, not 
to be ideological about it."<br></blockquote><br></div>He also talked about the potential for the device being open hardware: <a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1j166z/hi_im_mark_shuttleworth_founder_of_ubuntu/cba2wga">http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1j166z/hi_im_mark_shuttleworth_founder_of_ubuntu/cba2wga</a><br>
<div class=""><div class=""><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 0.8ex;border-left:1px solid rgb(204,204,204);padding-left:1ex" class="gmail_quote"><p>This first version of the 
Edge is to prove the concept of crowdsourcing ideas for innovation, 
backed by crowdfunding. If it gets greenlighted, then I think we'll have
 an annual process by which the previous generation backers get to vote 
on the spec for the next generation of Edge.</p>

<p>So in this first generation Edge, no, we didn't look for open 
hardware specifically. We can choose silicon with more open drivers as 
we finalise the spec, but again I think the priority for the CPU / GPU 
will be performance to hit the goal of convergence.</p>

<p>In future generations, it would be great to see if we can do an all-open device, for example.</p></blockquote><div>Darcy.<br></div><div> </div>
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</div></div><div class="gmail_extra"><br><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Thu, Jul 25, 2013 at 4:24 PM, Kip Warner <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:kip@thevertigo.com" target="_blank">kip@thevertigo.com</a>></span> wrote:<br>
<blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex">With $32 million to spend, will Canonical and Ubuntu commit to software<br>
freedom as the foundational design principle?<br>
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        <<a href="https://www.fsf.org/blogs/community/will-ubuntu-edge-commit-to-using-only-free-software" target="_blank">https://www.fsf.org/blogs/community/will-ubuntu-edge-commit-to-using-only-free-software</a>><br>

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