Framework is Open Sourcing their firmware #OpenSource @FrameworkPuter

Framework makes a laptop designed to be repairable as a responsible way to keep electronics working, creating less waste.

Recently they announced:

We’re happy to announce that we’ve published the open source Embedded Controller (EC) firmware for the Framework Laptop, available today on GitHub.  This is based on Google’s chromium-ec project, which is the EC firmware used in Chromebooks.  We’ve released our variant under the same BSD 3-clause license that lets you modify, share, and re-purpose it as you’d like.  The EC firmware is what handles low level functionality in the Framework Laptop, including power sequencing, keyboard and touchpad interfacing, and controlling the LEDs in the system.

We’re continuing to invest in open source firmware development, with the goal of replacing other proprietary firmware we’re currently stuck with in the future too.

Framework has dozens of guides for Linux distros and step by step guides on Fedora, Ubuntu and Manjuro.

See their announcement here.


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  1. Adafruit FPC sticks were super helpful to connect to the Framework laptop mainboard debug and programming headers when I was debugging/bringing up the laptop. Love Adafruit 😀

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