Nov 3 – 5, 2023
Riga, Latvia
Europe/Riga timezone

What It's Like to Build an Open, Repairable Laptop

Nov 4, 2023, 9:00 AM
Omega 2 – Plenary (Radisson Blu Latvija)

Omega 2 – Plenary

Radisson Blu Latvija

Talk (25 Minutes) Devices


Daniel Schaefer
Framework Computer


Framework's core principles include openness, customizability, sustainability.
This aligns very well with the Linux community's desire for being in control
over our own computing and wanting to know how things work.

In this talk I'm discussing how these principles affect everything from
choosing chips, designing the mainboard, writing firmware, software and
generally making sure operating systems like those based on Linux work well.

I hope the audience can learn more about what it's like to create an open
laptop and how modern laptop hardware works.
Finally I'll give an outlook towards where we're trying to become even more
open and where the community can get involved and contribute.

Session author's bio

Long-term Linux user and software/firmware engineer at Framework Computer

Working on all sorts of code running on the laptops, be it operating system applications, drivers, BIOS applications, keyboard firmware, embedded controller firmware and more.

Level of Difficulty Intermediate
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