Today we're announcing that the Parabola community is grateful to the
EOMA68 project for choosing Parabola as the default system distribution for one of its products, the
Libre Tea Computer Card. The EOMA68 is a new crowdfunding project on CrowdSupply, aiming to create a computer which:
Is seeking RYF certification
Is easy to repair yourself
Is easily upgradeable
Doesn't cost the Earth (literally and figuratively!)
EOMA68 (named Embedded Open Modular Architecture) is also the name of a standard to connect computers to various other components, allowing end-users to choose which components to use. This means that various computers can make use of this standard. As such, the
EOMA68 is making its first offerings, one of which is the
Libre Tea Computer Card that uses
Parabola as its default system distribution.
Thanks to their decision, society will be one step closer to being free, while fostering ethical and responsible use of the ecological and financial resources required to design, manufacture, acquire and maintain our personal computing devices, so completing the missing pillar of sustainability.
The most important aspect of the
Libre Tea Computer Card isn't necessarily a technical advantage, but shows how
EOMA68 cares to make sure that the Libre part of the product's name is taken literally: They are seeking a certification aimed on making sure that the
Libre Tea Computer Card is, by default, usable and ready with
Free/Libre Software. More information on the
Respects Your Freedom certification can be found here.
EOMA68 standard allows people to upgrade their computers and components without having to replace the whole set, and so allows people to easily continue using the remaining components together with the same, or another, computer card. Furthermore, the standard is designed to be useful for at least a decade, if not longer, and fosters ecological responsibility.
Features & Specifications
Libre Tea Computer Card
Compliant with the EOMA68 Specification
A20 Dual-Core ARM Cortex A7, 1.2 GHz
2 GB RAM
8 GB NAND
Micro-HDMI Interface (for 2nd monitor)
Micro-USB-OTG (bi-directional power)
Micro-SD Card Slot
Pre-installed with Parabola GNU/Linux-libre Operating System
Respects Your Freedom (RYF) Certification from the Free Software Foundation (currently in progress with no known blockers - a full refund will be available if certification is for some reason not granted)
The potential for new NSA-free (backdoor-free) computers is upon us. Join the crowdfunding campaign and help us change the security dynamics to favour end-users.
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