[Arm-netbook] PINE64 foundation beat us both to making a laptop

Joseph Honold mozzwald at gmail.com
Fri Sep 6 14:05:52 BST 2019

>  From what I could gather its firmware isn't 100% free, because the WiFi and GPU (and I think even the CPU) need some proprietary code, but there are projects that work on replacing the GPU's (and CPU's) with open firmware. The WiFi could be replaced with an external USB dongle.
> As for the hardware, it has no open schematics at all, as far as I know.
> Mali GPU open firmware: https://panfrost.freedesktop.org
> Rockchip board: http://opensource.rock-chips.com/wiki_Main_Page
Wifi is rtl8xxx variant me thinks. The open source driver would be Lima, 
but I think it's still WIP. Schematics are available for the pinebook on 
their wiki https://wiki.pine64.org/index.php/Main_Page

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