New FSF logo highlights hardware that 'Respects Your Freedom'

Back in August the Free Software Foundation launched a new aimed at helping buyers of digital content avoid products encumbered with restrictions, so it only makes sense to see the advocacy group follow up this week with a similar effort targeting hardware.

Dubbed "," the new program offers certification and an official mark that can be displayed on qualifying devices.

"The 'Respects Your Freedom' computer hardware product certification program encourages the creation and sale of hardware that will do as much as possible to respect your freedom and your privacy, and will ensure that you have control over your device," explained Joshua Gay, the FSF's licensing and compliance manager, in an on Wednesday.

The FSF actually began work on the certification program about two years ago, including publishing an initial set of criteria and then inviting community feedback.

Now, the full set of specifications for certification are available on .