[coreboot] Fund a TALOS Secure Workstation as coreboot build system
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Thu Jan 19 18:36:47 CET 2017
I was taking and keeping track of the pledges for Talos, so I'd be
happy to continue.
On Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 7:15 PM, Merlin Büge <toni at bluenox07.de> wrote:
>> We would like to see $20k USD from the community; we'll match (and
>> actually slightly exceed) that internally to get the port completed
>> and production qualified. From what I understand this amount is very
>> close to what had been allocated originally for a Talos coreboot
>> build server; the BMC work would allow more KGPE-D16 systems to be
>> used to host pieces of coreboot worldwide.
> What do you think?
> It's not a Talos Workstation, of course, but it would still be a great
> step forward, having a performant board like the D8/D16 running fully
> libre soft- and firmware with a libre remote management option.
> It seems like the D16 might become a long runner for quite some
> people, maybe like the libreboot-compatible GM45 platforms (X200, T400,
> T500), so probably this work would be of great benefit!
> What do you think would be a good way to collect interest? The same way
> we were collecting pledges for a Talos build server?
> How could we make pledging for this easily accessible to non mailing
> list members? We could set up a very simple webpage for that, maybe
> with an email address people can write to if they are willing to
> financially support the BMC porting. Or just link to the mailing list
> Is someone (who is more involved in the community than me) willing to
> coordinate gathering pledges, like taking them via email and keeping a
> list of them?
> Thank you,
>> As an added bonus, the BMC work would be directly applicable to the
>> KGPE-D16's little sister, the KCMA-D8. The same (or slightly
>> modified) BMC firmware should work on both machines.
>> - --
>> Timothy Pearson
>> Raptor Engineering
>> +1 (415) 727-8645 (direct line)
>> +1 (512) 690-0200 (switchboard)
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> Merlin Büge <toni at bluenox07.de>
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