[Freedombox-discuss] Intel Compute Stick

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Tue Jan 13 22:50:18 UTC 2015

Quoting Blibbet (2015-01-13 23:34:42)
> On 01/13/2015 02:12 PM, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
>> Quoting Sunil Mohan Adapa (2015-01-13 21:05:38)
>>> On Wednesday 14 January 2015 01:08 AM, Blibbet wrote:
>>>> To me it is unsuitable for a FreedomBox due to firmware, which is 
>>>> probably UEFI-based if hardware comes from Intel.
> Note I said 'probably', I haven't confirmed the Intel Compute Stick 
> has UEFI.

Noted: "probably UEFI-based".

So do you mean definitely unsuitable because probably UEFI-based, or 
definitely unsuitable if UEFI-based?

Or did you perhaps really just mean probably unsuitable?

>>> Indeed, proprietary firmware is a deal breaker.
>> You mean UEFI specifically, or that *any* use of proprietary firmware is
>> a deal breaker?

[details on UEFI vs. Coreboot snipped]

My question still stands: What (if anything here) is a deal breaker?

> If you write off UEFI, you have to write off Intel, I think.

I don't write off UEFI - you brought that up (and Sunil ran with it)!

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