Louis Rossmann: Owner of Rossmann Repair Group and advocate for right to repair has confirmed that Framework has allowed him to gain access to schematics for the diagnoses and repairs of Framework computers under NDA.
While this is not ideal and I’m sure Framework would have much preferred to make schematics available to end users, big companies like Intel and Compal still stand in their way to making this happen. Here’s to appreciating the steps that Framework has taken and the hope that legislation and industry pressure forces these big companies to release schematics to the general public as well as give Framework permission to do so as well!
Framework’s current stance on schematics:
To handle the rare situations in which deeper electrical repairs to the mainboard are needed outside of the warranty period, we’re also making schematics and assembly drawings available to repair shops. Repair shops that get Framework products in can reach out to our support team to sign a form for access. This philosophy has been frustratingly missing from most of electronics, and we’re excited to build a computer that is truly yours to do what you want with.