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

Robert Vogel vogel at ct.metrocast.net
Thu Mar 19 19:58:12 CET 2009

Hi Carl-Daniel,

I'm just looking for a simple desktop solution that has as few 'closed' 
components as possible.
Enough so that it can be more trustworthy.

Last year I wrote the related page, so it isn't up to date. Correct me on 
the points that bother you though
and I'll fix it.

My question remains, which 64-bit, coreboot board would be best for a fully 
functional desktop ?
Would you expect trouble with it ?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Carl-Daniel Hailfinger" <c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net>
To: "Robert Vogel" <vogel at ct.metrocast.net>
Cc: <coreboot at coreboot.org>
Sent: Thursday, March 19, 2009 2:30 PM
Subject: Re: [coreboot] Your Opinion: The Best Board for coreboot ?

> 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.
> Regards,
> Carl-Daniel
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