This is something I'd be interested in: Making a 501(c) (tax-deductible) contribution towards this goal. Is there a way to make this happen? Can the FSF get involved in this somehow? (they have 501(c)(3) status).
On 11/09/2015 07:50 PM, Francis Rowe wrote:
On 09/11/15 21:44, Timothy Pearson wrote:
After reviewing some of the comments on the ASUS KGPE-D16 being essentially too large of a system and too expensive for many people, and the fact that modern, blob-free systems are not really available in the mid-range arena, Raptor Engineering would like to offer to create a native initalization blob-free port for the ASUS KCMA-D8, which is essentially the KGPE-D16's ATX-compatible "little brother".
We would be asking $15,000 for the port, including upstreaming to the master coreboot tree. We already have extensive experience with these Family 10h/15h boards, and would be able to create a port of similar quality to the existing KGPE-D16 source in terms of both code quality and overall functionality.
If this is something you might be interested in please let me know. We are able to accept multiple payments from various sources for the same project (within limits), so if this is something your local Linux groups or similar might be interested in we should be able to keep the cost on any one individual or organization to a reasonable level.
Thank you for your consideration,
To be clear, Timothy is trying to gauge potential interest in a collective crowd funding source, between interested parties within the coreboot project.