Librem 15: A Laptop That Respects Your Rights

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20

Weekly Update on Librem Production 2015-10-20

The Librem 13 laptops are shipping!

We began shipping Librem 13 units on Thursday, October 15th, 2015. A date that we are extremely proud of, it takes a lot to pull all this together, and now we can move onto execution of delivery across all the orders.

Our work on Coreboot and testing the CPU fuses for a potential future with a freed ME are continuing, but neither will be finished prior to shipment, therefore we will be offering the option of receiving a non-free AMI BIOS with your hardware now, that can add coreboot later (through a software update, flashrom), or to wait until we have coreboot added by default.

PureOS 2.0 release hit a delay when our second developer had a medical emergency last week. This was the backup to the lead developer who has also been on medical leave. So we took to the Debian jobs mailing list, and got an immediate fill-in, and a lot of additional interest in filling out our staff on the PureOS 2.0 side. Lesson learned, when you are on your redundant backup, get a tertiary backup ready.

We are still waiting on the printing of our logo on the keycap for the super key, so will be shipping units with a blank super key until we get our logo on them. This is a lower priority for us right now.

The Librem 15 rev2 first 10 units motherboard shipment was confirmed shipment on Friday October 16th, 2015.

Dates:
Librem 13
September 25th – Librem 13 motherboard shipment
October 6th – Librem 13 assembly
October 12th – Ship Librem 13 (first orders) (October 15th actual)
October 12th through October 30th – First batch of 100 units shipped
October 30th through November 20th – Second batch of 100 units shipped
November 23rd – Any sales will be shipping from stocked units

Librem 15 rev2
October 19th – First 10 Librem 15 rev2 (light gray) motherboard shipment
October 22nd – First 10 Librem 15 rev2 (light gray) assembly
October 22nd – Next 40 Librem 15 rev2 (light gray) motherboard shipment
October 26nd – Next 40 Librem 15 rev2 (light gray) assembly
October 28th – First 10 Librem 15 rev2 (light gray) shipment
November 3rd – Next 40 Librem 15 rev2 (light gray) shipment
All product from here on out will be dark gray
November 24th – Librem 15 rev2 motherboard shipment
November 27th – Librem 15 rev2 assembly
November 30th through December 4th – Batch of 100 units shipped
December 4th through December 11th – Next Batch of 100 unit shipped
December 14th – Any sales will be shipping from stocked units


Known Issues:

  1. Trackpad Driver
    • Current: ps/2 mouse capabilities
    • Future: gesture
    • ETA: ~October (initial gestures supported)
    • Where: Kernel Level Driver
    • Source for Updates: Blog, Git (soon)
    • 2 devs
  2. Unlocking the ME
    • Current: ~90%
    • Future: 100%
    • ETA: ~End of October
    • Where: BIOS
    • Source for Updates: Blog, Coreboot Blog
    • 2 devs
  3. Coreboot BIOS
    • Current: ~30%
    • Future: 100%
    • ETA: ~November/December
    • Where: BIOS
    • Source for Updates: Blog, Coreboot Blog, Git (soon)
    • 3 devs
  4. Hardware Kill Switches
    • Current: Webcam/Mic & NGFF (Wireless)
    • Future: DONE
    • ETA: September 11
    • Where: Hardware
    • Source for Updates: Blog
    • 3 devs
  5. Bluetooth (via daughter card)
    • Current: ~5%
    • Future: 100%
    • ETA: ~February 2016
    • Where: Kernel Level Driver
    • Source for Updates: Blog
    • Note: This is for a free software kernel driver, not the binary blob
    • .25 devs

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Todd Weaver & Purism Team todd@puri.sm

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