We’re based / located in the beautiful city of Barreiro (30km from Lisbon) in Portugal.
(First) Friday, 13 September 2013: A weird date that turned out to be the perfect time to create the basis of what would come to be called Libretrend. That year our CEO, Luis Da Costa, registered as an individual entrepreneur and started working on the foundation of the company by making and meeting all the contacts needed to build what would be the company’s first product: “Librebox”.
(Second) Monday, 12 Jun 2017: The day Libretrend became fully recognized as a business in Portugal. From here the adventure took off as the company began offering the world’s first desktop computer using coreboot, and one of the first to use a TPM2 device.
In 2013, Luis Da Costa, our CEO, made the first draft of the Libretrend business plan, as well as building the first prototype device: The Librebox.
The plan was simple: Every second, every penny, and every thought would be used to make this small desktop computer as free (as in freedom) as possible. To reflect this idea we needed a product name that would easily convey this to our customers. This name helps them to understand the product and the motives’ of the company behind it.
The Librebox is made out of a 4mm thick aluminum body (including a bottom and top panel) finished in black.
The specifications for the LT1000 can be found here: https://libretrend.com/specs/librebox/
The Librebox’s motherboard (LT1000) has connections for a M.2 Key SSD, and two hard drives (SSD or standard hard drive). However, because of space constraints, the Librebox can only support a M.2 Key SSD and one additional hard drive.
The LT1000 runs coreboot.
The source code can be found here: https://gitlab.com/libretrend/coreboot
We’re working hard to provide all of the Librebox’s schematics, but are currently unable to share everything.
The Librebox’s TPM2 is the first to have fully available schematics.
Yes, the Intel Management Engine is stripped as much as possible, with only the content necessary for booting remaining.
Info: Both mei-amt-check (GPLv2) and Intel SA-00086 Detection (Proprietary – Intel SLA) tools can’t find any Intel ME present as a result.