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Author: Alyssa Rosenzweig <alyssa@rosenzweig.io>
Date:   Tue, 23 May 2017 01:58:00 +0000

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diff --git a/www/index.md b/www/index.md @@ -14,11 +14,13 @@ mascot"){#logo}](faq.md#who-did-the-logo) [Bugs](https://notabug.org/libreboot/libreboot/issues) -- [Contribute](git.md) -- [Management](management.md) -- -[Tasks](https://notabug.org/libreboot/libreboot/milestones) +[Tasks](https://notabug.org/libreboot/libreboot/milestones) -- +[Preinstalled systems](suppliers.md) Libreboot is a [free](https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html) (as in freedom) BIOS or UEFI replacement, initialising the hardware and booting your -operating system. +operating system. It also also available preinstalled from +[these suppliers](suppliers.md). **[Community feedback is needed on whether libreboot.org domain name ownership should be transferred to the diff --git a/www/suppliers.md b/www/suppliers.md @@ -0,0 +1,113 @@ +--- +title: Suppliers selling or providing Libreboot pre-installed +... + +For some, installing Libreboot can be an intimidating task, so several +companies and individuals have taken it upon themselves to provide systems with +Libreboot preinstalled. This is a list of those companies (sorted into +alphabetical order, to remove bias) along with lists of what Libreboot hardware +they provide (some of these companies also invest money/skills into Libreboot +development): + +These lists also include Libreboot-related merchendise, such as stickers. +Some of these hardware sellers also have endorsement from the Free Software +Foundation, via their *Respects Your Freedom* certification program. + +Libiquity +========= + +Patrick McDermott, the founder of Libiquity, is also a former Libreboot +contributor, having contributed several useful patches to the project. + +List of what they sell: +---------------------- + +- [Taurinus X200 laptop](https://shop.libiquity.com/product/taurinus-x200) (FSF RYF certified) +- [Libreboot laptop palmrest stickers](https://shop.libiquity.com/product/libreboot-inside-case-badges-3-pack) +- [Libreboot laptop lid / desktop chassis stickers](https://shop.libiquity.com/product/libreboot-stickers-shaped-matte-vinyl-2x2.25-3-pack) + +Ministry of Freedom (Minifree) +============================== + +Leah Rowe, the founder of Minifree, is also the founder of the Libreboot +project, and a current contributor to the project (but Leah is no longer leader +of the Libreboot project, although she still invests money into Libreboot +development, especially ports to newer hardware). Minifree is also the first +company to ever achieve FSF RYF status. + +Profits from Minifree sales are invested directly into Libreboot development. + +List of what they sell: +----------------------- + +- [Libreboot X220 laptop](https://minifree.org/product/libreboot-x220/) +- [Libreboot T400 laptop](https://minifree.org/product/libreboot-t400/) (FSF RYF certified) +- [Libreboot D16 desktop/workstation](https://minifree.org/product/libreboot-d16/) +- [Libreboot D16 server](https://minifree.org/product/libreboot-d16-server/) +- [Libreboot installation service](https://minifree.org/product/libreboot-installation-service/) +- [Libreboot X200/X220 docking station](https://minifree.org/product/docking-station-for-libreboot-x200/) +- [Libreboot stickers](https://minifree.org/product/libreboot-stickers/) + +Technoethical +============= + +Technoethical (formerly Tehnoetic) is a team of free software activists and +developers that are selling hardware pre-installed with libreboot as a way to +fund the activity within their nonprofit foundation. + +List of what they sell: +---------------------- + +- [Libreboot installation service](https://tehnoetic.com/tet-lis) +- [Technoethical T500 laptop](https://tehnoetic.com/tet-t500) +- [Technoethical T400 laptop](https://tehnoetic.com/tet-t400) +- [Technoethical X200 Tablet laptop](https://tehnoetic.com/tet-x200t) +- [Technoethical X200 laptop](https://tehnoetic.com/tet-x200) + +Vikings +======= + +Vikings is the first company to offer hosting on hardware pre-installed with +libreboot and they are also selling the hardware itself to fund the building +of their libreboot-powered datacenter. + +List of what they sell: +---------------------- + +- [Vikings D16 1U server](https://store.vikings.net/libre-friendly-hardware/the-server-1u) +- [Vikings D16 mainboard](https://store.vikings.net/libre-friendly-hardware/d16-ryf-certfied) (FSF RYF certified) +- [Vikings D16 workstation](https://store.vikings.net/libre-friendly-hardware/vikings-d16-workstation) +- [Vikings X200 laptop](https://store.vikings.net/libre-friendly-hardware/x200-ryf-certfied) (FSF RYF certified) + +Other suppliers +=============== + +Sellers on eBay +--------------- + +On the eBay website, in various countries, you can search for libreboot and +you may find some individual sellers providing Libreboot-preinstalled hardware. + +We cannot verify the quality of these suppliers, but they do exist. + +Some of them also provide choice of GNU+Linux distribution, or they may provide +services where you can ship your Libreboot-compatible device to them and they +would install Libreboot for you. + +This can be useful for some people, but due to the nature of eBay, we cannot +link to them since eBay listings are regularly deleted due to expiration (some +sellers may choose to have longer listings, or renew expired listings). + +There may also be other websites similar to eBay (e.g. mercado livre, available +for several South American countries) that might have Libreboot hardware on +them. + +**If you are considering purchasing from a supplier on eBay, make sure to read +their feedback comments for other products that they sell, and check their +seller rating. Don't get duped by a bad seller!** + +Workshops/hackerspaces +---------------------- + +You may have a GNU+Linux User Group, free software workshop or hackerspace near +you that can help you with installing Libreboot, for instance.