[ltp] thinkpad X1 7th o 8th generation

Florian Reitmeir florian at reitmeir.org
Sat Aug 15 17:02:24 CEST 2020

Am 15.08.2020 um 15:27 schrieb Stefan Monnier:
> Bjørn Mork [2020-08-15 14:41:54] wrote:
>> The OEMs can and should push back, and they can also independently work
>> on Linux support.
> Yes, there's a range of things they can do:
> - prefer hardware which also has working Free Software drivers.
> - pressure manufacturers to make their own drivers Free.
> - support efforts to develop Free drivers.
> - ...
> A company like Purism does a mix of those.  E.g. it pressured Intel to
> release a stripped down boot blob which lets their CPU boot but
> neutralizes the ME, it paid developers to added support for some new
> CPUs to Coreboot (which might have required getting Intel to provide
> information), and it carefully selected some of the hardware components
> to avoid proprietary blobs.

lenovo is testing their hardware with linux (the thinkpad series). But 
normally it is not
providing more support, simply because the market for notebooks with 
linux is just to small.

IMHO firmware, open, is useless, there is sooo much logic integrated in 
all circuits, even
if all firmware is open, you can't never be sure that there is not an 
alternativ operation mode, or
an other mgmt-cpu.


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