[Freedombox-discuss] Intel Compute Stick

Blibbet blibbet at gmail.com
Tue Jan 13 19:38:11 UTC 2015

To me it is unsuitable for a FreedomBox due to firmware, which is
probably UEFI-based if hardware comes from Intel.

Even though UEFI has open sourced the bulk of their codebase, the core
drivers from Intel for their board init are still closed source drivers
(binary blobs).

Hardware controlled by unknown binary blobs of firmware is not a
reliable platform for the FreedomBox, IMO.

IF Intel and the UEFI Forum were to work with the CoreBoot community to
get CoreBoot to act as the Platform Init (PI) layer of UEFI, then
CoreBoot would replace the firmware blobs, and we could use an Intel
device for a FreedomBox.

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