[coreboot] ASUS KCMA-D8 workstation board port offer

Alex G. mr.nuke.me at gmail.com
Wed Nov 11 05:40:51 CET 2015

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:
>> All,
>> 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.

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