Raspberry Pi has been a successful project, so much so that many have tried to copy it or even sell copies under the Raspberry Pi name. It is true that everything is motivated by Free Hardware, but that does not justify that the creation of plates are with defective materials or other materials.
That is why Hardware Libre projects are looking for or creating a quality certificate. Arduino already has its seal of quality, with certificate included and now also Raspberry Pi. The Raspberry Pi Foundation has presented its seal of quality that will go on all products that use original Raspberry Pi boards. This stamp is called "Powered by Raspberry Pi."
Powered by Raspberry Pi will be a hallmark that will be on all products that use original Raspberry Pi as well as original Raspberry Pi boards. This seal of quality It will not be a way to earn money but it is a conduit to help the end user. That is why if we want our project to use or have this seal, we only have to fill in and send this application.
Powered by Raspberry Pi will now be on all products that have original Raspberry Pi
After being approved, the Raspberry Pi Foundation will not only send us the images with the seal but will appear in a public list of officially recognized products. All this process will have no cost for users and creators; In return we will all know whether or not the product actually uses original products.
Raspberry Pi is another of the Free Hardware projects that add to having a quality certificate or badge, however it will not be the last. I personally think it is an interesting and important element. Well, as we have said before, The fact that we can copy or modify the Free Hardware does not mean that we have to have defective or different components that give problems with the software. However, What project will be the next to incorporate your seal of quality?