[coreboot] Your Opinion: The Best Board for coreboot ?

Carl-Daniel Hailfinger c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net
Thu Mar 19 19:30:50 CET 2009

On 19.03.2009 18:55, Robert Vogel wrote:
> This weekend the Free Software Foundation is holding its annual
> associates
> meeting in Cambridge, Mass. Since they are mainly interested in
> software issues, this project might not
> interest them.
> Anyway, the question is: Which board is best for coreboot ?

Best according to which metric? No closed source option ROMs? All
features working as well as with proprietary BIOS? Support for Windows
(after all, limiting a board to Linux only would make it non-free)?

> http://groups.fsf.org/index.php/Project_Suggestion_for_an_Open_Machine

Two things strike me as rather odd:
- The FSF (or at least RMS) have demanded machines with completely free
firmware although the page suggests that never happened.
- The freeappliances.org page linked from the FSF Open Machine Project
page makes some rather questionable, confusing and incorrect claims. If
you have write rights to the FSF page you mentioned, please remove that
link to "related ideas". While probably not intended to be harmful, it
will confuse anyone trying to learn about building/using machines
without closed source code.


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