[frank at openDesktop.org: Free BIOS and no Binary Blobs on Open-PC]

Matthias-Christian Ott ott at mirix.org
Mon Jan 18 21:47:31 UTC 2010


I asked the Open-PC Team whether their Computer is entirely free and got
the following reply I wanted to share with you, because there are some
people who spread the rumor that the Open-PC is entirely free.


----- Forwarded message from Frank Karlitschek <frank at openDesktop.org> -----

Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2010 09:40:16 -0800
From: Frank Karlitschek <frank at openDesktop.org>
To: ott at mirix.org
Subject: Free BIOS and no Binary Blobs on Open-PC
X-Mailer: Apple Mail (2.1077)


we use completely free software and drivers.
But for the hardware we rely on components from company like Asus. I donĀ“t know if the BIOS trey us is open?



I\'m interested in your Open-PC and also want
recommend it to friends. However, I would like to
know if the Open-PC is based entirely on Free
Software, i.e. does it require any proprietary
software (e.g. Firmware or Kernel modules) or does
it have a proprietary BIOS. I would really like to
have a free Computer which uses coreboot or
similar software and uses entirely free drivers.

Kind Regards,

Frank Karlitschek
frank at openDesktop.org

----- End forwarded message -----

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