i would love iceland or any government come forth on that issue – developing and standardizing free hardware (from phones to laptops to 3d printed houses?) for it’s free citizens – without closed-source-binary-blobs and drivers.
Further hardware resources:
To purchase new hardware that is supported without the need for proprietary drivers or firmware, check the following resources:
- H-Node is a directory of hardware that is supported by the Free Software Foundation’s recommended list of GNU/Linux distributions. Many common distributions are not on this list, although the hardware should still be supported.
- „The h-node project aims at the construction of a hardware database in order to identify what devices work with a fully free operating system. The h-node.org website is structured like a wiki in which all the users can modify or insert new contents. The h-node project is developed in collaboration and as an activity of the FSF.“
- check on your stuff: https://h-node.org/wiki/page/en/Discover-your-hardware
- The FSF has an endorsement program for devices that use 100% free software. Such a device Respects Your Freedom. Check here first to find hardware that is good to buy. You can learn about the certification requirements for the Respects Your Freedom program here.
- If you’re looking for a single-board computer (SBC) that supports free software, read this article about the SBCs available today. Some have workarounds, but some are fatally flawed and none are fully free.
- If you’re looking for a motherboard that is compatible with a free BIOS / boot firmware, see the list at coreboot.org. Note that some of the motherboards on that list may still require proprietary CPU microcode; you will need to do additional research to avoid that.
- The Libreplanet wiki collects information about plug computers, which are power-efficient computers in compact cases. A list of plug computers that have been evaluated for compatibility with free software can be found here.
What i really hate is people grabbing domains like freehardware.org not putting up any content, but hiding in Panama.
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