No, it doesn’t exist at the moment. Some projects get pretty close, like the MNT Reform laptop, but because there are some electronic components where an open source version just doesn’t exist, like processors (RISC-V will hopefully change that, but so far it seems like everyone is just using it to make closed source processors minus the ISA licensing fee), or wireless chipsets (networking in general, honestly), and tons of others, it’s currently impossible to make a truly open source computer unless you take on the ludicrius task of designing from the ground up and open sourcing essentially every chip, every connector interface, basically every hardware subsystem that exists. Even then, you will run into issues where closed standards like Wi-Fi, 4/5/6G, USB, SD Card slots, Thunderbolt, HDMI, etc might not legally allow you to open source your implementations for them.


RISC-V will hopefully change that, but so far it seems like everyone is just using it to make closed source processors minus the ISA licensing fee

That’s not true, there are several open source implementations , some of them even supported by companies (sifive for example supports rocket-chip). There could be several “closed” implementations that could be using a open source design and we would not know about it (companies have a interest to hide this, because just the decision to do this could have taken time and therefore money so you don’t want competitors copying you).


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There you go mate: I own a pinebook pro and the pinephone. Using both as daily drivers…


Really? All I’ve seen about Pinephone so far is it’s neat for Linux enthusiasts, but not ready for being a daily driver.


I don’t think it’s actually open source hardware (more like friendly to open source software). the hardware design files don’t exist under a open source license as far as i know.

I don’t see it in the open source hardware certification directory.

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