:) Thanks for the link. It seems to fudge the question though: whilst it says it's 100% free software in the title, later on it says "For the WWAN/baseband modem and the Wi-Fi + BT we knew we needed to go with some sort of modules... We eventually nailed it down to the mPCIe SIMCom SIM7100A/E baseband modem module and the M.2 RedPine RS9116 Wi-Fi+BT module."
so are these #OpenHardware with #OpenSource drivers?
@mark I had read about it somewhere but I can't remember now. If I am not mistaken, the modem and the BT modules do contain proprietary firmware. That is why an emphasis is placed on their modularity. However, I heard that they will be working on this in future versions of the Librem 5.
:) Thanks for that, @sudo
I'm learning that phones are restricted to tight band widths and power, by strict regulation, and that opening this up would mean that people could tamper with that.
I just wonder if we couldn't have "Read Only" access, so that everyone could be reassured about the code's function.
@mark Could you share the links for your 'sources' with me?
I asked the question in the UBPorts Matrix group.
@mark I see. Thanks, anyway.
@purism was getting ready to buy one of these. it doesn't charge with usb-c?!!?
@purism I sincerely love the design! Would have included a few more USB ports and potentially a DisplayPort exit next to the HDMI one, otherwise it looks marvelous from what I see here. I especially love the mic / webcam and wifi / bluetooth hardware switches... when I can afford a new laptop (sadly not this one) I shall actually look for the presence of such buttons as a criteria.