Re: Hoping to donate/sell a Talos II motherboard
- To: "Toshaan Bharvani | VanTosh" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton" <email@example.com>, "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>, "Efraim Flashner" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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- Subject: Re: Hoping to donate/sell a Talos II motherboard
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- Date: Wed, 01 Mar 2023 13:12:02 +0000
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March 1, 2023 5:11 AM, "Toshaan Bharvani | VanTosh" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 01/03/2023 03:37, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
> On Tuesday, February 28, 2023, <email@example.com > <firstname.lastname@example.org>> wrote:
> Hello you fabulous developers!
> My friend has a spare Talos II motherboard that is currently sitting > in his house
> in Indiana USA collecting dust.
> https://www.raptorcs.com/TALOSII <https://www.raptorcs.com/TALOSII>
> I have convinced him to donate/sell it to an open source project or > developer.
> I reached out to Richard Stallman, and he agreed to take the board. > I am certain that the
> FSF would put it to good use. My friend and I have not yet decided, > to whom we will give
> the motherboard. Is it possible that I could give it to someone or > project, such that all
> parties here would benefit?
>> i am reasonably certain that Toshaan Bharvani would be
>> prepared to do that although he would need to speak for
> Yes, please, I am interested.
> I would use it for PowerEL, LibreBMC and LibreSOC.
> All open source projects.
> Is this just a board or also a CPU?
It is just the motherboard. :)
>> the other option would be to donate it to the University of
>> Oregon who already have POWER9 systems that are accessible
>> to FOSS projects via the "OpenPOWER Hub". cc'ing Sameer
>> as well.
>> (in case that wasn't clear: FOSS projects can *already*, right
>> now, apply for access to POWER9 systems, do i have that right,
> Is there any project or developer here that would be willing to take > this motherboard and
> virtual machines that other projects could have access to?
> Joshua Branson
> FOSS enthusiast
> https://gnucode.me <https://gnucode.me>
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>> crowd-funded eco-conscious hardware: https://www.crowdsupply.com/eoma68 >
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> Toshaan Bharvani
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So to summarize, my friend is donating/selling an Talos II motherboard.
It does not have the CPU or RAM. Our current options are:
Donate to debian
Who will mostly help debian distributions run on Power9.
Donate to the FSF
Who will probably set up a substitute server for guix and help guix
run on Power9. As well as hosting mailing lists and other stuff?
donate to the university of Oregon, whose contact is Toshaan Bharvani.
Any any open source project can apply for virtual machines on it.
Donate to the OpenBSD foundation.
Who will push the boundaries of software security, and whose daemons
like openssh benefit everyone.
Any other options that I am missing?
I'll let me friend know these options, and I will encourage him to donate/sell
it by the end of March. (He's on vacation for the next two weeks).