I suggest rallying around vendors like this: https://www.crowdsupply.com/pu...
Honestly I think those guys are a bunch of hypocrites. They make a big deal about openness and evil binary blobs etc. But last I checked I don't see their board design schematics, layout files, CAD drawings for the chassis, etc. available anywhere under an open source license.
Honestly, I don't think anyone has raised the question with them. They have responded very well to the concerns of Qubes users, developers and other communities. Something tells me they would love to emulate the Apple of the 1970s and supply schematics.
Call me crazy, but I respect IHVs wanting to have the ability to patch hardware issues on devices that have already shipped. Remember the Pentium FDIV bug? Intel has had up-datable microcode ever since then for a reason. Having hardware be patchable like that creates binary blobs of out necessity. I guess I'm just too pragmatic or something.
I don't get this part. You're against closed design for motherboards but not for firmware?
The hypocrisy charge doesn't hold. Purism is a tiny startup and they are not going to be able to deliver the whole kit and kaboodle down to the last transistor to you immediately. In the meantime, we can have hardware whose documentation is thorough and therefore FOSS-friendly with no mystery drivers; We can have all open software and firmware on a powerful system if Intel is willing.