(Here’s rms answer to my mail )
[ To any NSA and FBI agents reading my email: please consider
[ whether defending the US Constitution against all enemies,
[ foreign or domestic, requires you to follow Snowden’s example.
I want to get into the MIT (EECS) and so,
I can’t help you much there. I don’t know anything about MIT
admissions policies, and I have no influence.
I suggest GPLv3-or-later for hardware plans.
My point is that I do not want to have Open Source but Free hardware and I
was wondering: what makes a hardware component Free?
At this point, hardware components don’t need to be free.
The things that need to be free are the things we can copy, change and use.
Patterns for 3d-printers for useful objects need to be free,
but chip designs don’t need to be free since we can’t make them into chips.
If you design a chip, by all means publish the design as free. It is
a good thing to do. But we have no reason to reject nonfree chip
designs the way we should reject nonfree software.
I will write an article about this when I have time,
but I have no time to say more about it now.
Je vous invite à m’écrire en français si ça vous convient mieux.