Category: Free Hardware / OpenBios / OpenFirmware / CoreBoot / LibreBoot

open source hardware
03.08.2018

https://elinux.org/Embedded_Open_Modular_Architecture/EOMA68 https://elinux.org/images/9/9e/Eoma68.pdf https://fosdem.org/2018/stands/

OpenBios CoreBoot a BIOS and EFI replacement
21.05.2018

…and it is even FAST! hardware support: 250 mainboards supported in 2012! Chromebook (IvyBridge / Thinkpad X60 / Thinkpad T 60 It comes with OpenBoot = also good and a direct rival to Intel’s EFI adoption. (checkout: https://www.coreboot.org/, coreboot interview: […]

ODROID-XU4 low power high speed embedded 8 core linux computer – lan dhcp connect and ssh into odroid xu4
19.12.2017

the hardware you can get the ODROID with HDMI (monitor/screen) output: https://www.pollin.de/p/odroid-xu4-einplatinen-computer-samsung-exynos-5422-2-gb-2x-usb-3-0-810409 for 80€. or the NAS/SATA variation (headless, no GPU, no HDMI, no screen/monitor) : https://www.pollin.de/p/odroid-hc1-einplatinen-computer-fuer-nas-und-cluster-anwendungen-810766 for 60€. What SoC are you using? The SoC is a Samsung Exynos5422 Octa. What […]

31.05.2017

it is amazing on how many chips linux can run https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/tree/arch CPUs you probably have NEVER heared of 😀 OpenRISC – Academic and non-commercial use Being open source, OpenRISC has proved popular in academic and hobbyist circles. For example, Stefan […]

installing lilo boot loader on debian8 – just because you can
30.05.2017

uname -a; # tested with Linux debian 3.16.0-4-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 3.16.43-2 (2017-04-30) i686 GNU/Linux su; # become root apt-get update; apt-get install lilo; # install the thing liloconfig; # generate config file /sbin/lilo; # install lilo to mbr enjoy […]

The Unix philosophy – simple and beautiful
02.05.2017

src: https://homepage.cs.uri.edu/~thenry/resources/unix_art/ch01s07.html The Unix philosophy emphasizes building simple, short, clear, modular, and extensible code that can be easily maintained and repurposed by developers other than its creators. The Unix philosophy favors composability as opposed to monolithic design. Later summarized by […]

The Problem with Closed Source Drivers
01.05.2017

Unfortunately Debian – and i guess the rest of the Linux world as well – users have a pretty hard time finding WIFI and LAN cards but also grafix cards that can run with 100% free software. (FSF! STALLMAN! HELP! […]

NAS from Free Open Source Hardware and Software
28.04.2017

this is a crowd-funding project that still needs funding…. if you can help! please chip in 🙂 https://www.crowdsupply.com/gnubee/personal-cloud-1 Tour of LibreCMC and openmediavault We took a screencast of LibreCMC and some screenshots of openmediavault running on the GnuBee Personal Cloud […]

30.03.2017

massive amounts of recordings now available for those who did not get a sponsored flight on an hydrogen powered spaceship… 😀 (me). https://media.libreplanet.org/u/libreplanet/tag/libreplanet-2017-video/ libreplanet’s media with tag libreplanet-2017-video The GNU philosophy: Ethics beyond ethics Algorithmic bias: Where it comes from […]

31.01.2017

Hardware Assembly: (i think 512MByte should be enough, 1GByte probably pretty good) Software Installation: including squid-proxy and web advertisement-filtering in the next part: OpenVPN 🙂 Thanks man! Amazing tutorials! by https://internetz.me Related Links: https://www.howtoforge.com/pfsense-squid-squidguard-traffic-shaping-tutorial http://www.shallalist.de/Downloads/shallalist.tar.gz

16.01.2017

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. https://www.fsf.org/resources/hw http://reprap.org/wiki/RepRap_Machines Further hardware resources: […]

Open Source Hardware
16.01.2017

while this is not exactly the same as „free hardware“… it is still a step in the right direction. http://www.oshwa.org/ Here is a list of OSHWA approved hardware projects: http://certificate.oshwa.org/certification-directory/ https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1gJHfoIyvU_ZUnMPu5pVvUQTfMr3ObmwplwwQRIbIy9Y/pubhtml/sheet?headers=false&gid=0   1 UID Project Name Brief Project Description Link […]

16.01.2017

So it seems pretty hard to find a grafix-card that runs on completely open source and not closed-source drivers. we try never the less we try. Reception and impact https://www.mtu.edu/materials/department/faculty/pearce/ http://www.openhardware.org/ Cover for „Open-Source Lab“ by Joshua M. Pearce (2014). […]

16.01.2017

It is actually a scandal that the world depends on chips and operating systems – that are designed to do mass-surveillance – it seems – in order to build up a world-wide-dictatorship that no-one can escape… by information and money. […]