About Libretrend

Libretrend is a company dedicated to build hardware and software that respects your freedom and privacy.

We’re based in the beautiful city of Barreiro (30km from Lisbon) in Portugal.

We have officially two dates.

(First) Friday 13th September 2013, a weird date that was perfect to create the base 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 and started all the contacts in order to build what would then be called: “Librebox“. 

(Second) Monday 12th of June of 2017, the date where Libretrend became a fully recognized business in Portugal, and where the adventure took it’s flight by making the Librebox the first desktop computer in the world with coreboot, and one of the firsts with a TPM2 device. 

About the Librebox (LT1000)

In 2013, our CEO Luis Da Costa, built the first draft that was one day to become Libretrend, and with that draft we built the first device: The “Librebox”. 

The idea was simple, every second, every penny, every thought, will be used to make this small computer as free (as in freedom) as possible. So to respect that idea we had to have a product name that would be easy for everyone to understand where we wanted to go, thus calling it “Librebox”.

The Librebox is made with 4mm thick aluminum body (with a bottom and top panel) with a black finish.​

The specifications for the LT1000 can be found here: https://libretrend.com/specs/librebox/

It is important to understand the difference between the LT1000 (the motherboard) and the Librebox (the full computer). The Librebox uses the same motherboard, but due to a lack fo space it can only use One M.2 Key SSD and One HDD where the LT1000 has connections to fit a Second HDD.

The LT1000 runs coreboot.

The source code can be found here: https://gitlab.com/libretrend/coreboot

We’re working hard to provide every schematic, but for now it’s not fully possible from our side.

The Librebox’s TPM2 is the first to have fully available schematics.

Yes, the Intel Management Engine is stripped as much as possible, leaving only necessary content to boot platform.

Info: Both mei-amt-check (GPLv2) and Intel SA-00086 Detection (Proprietary – Intel SLA) tools can’t find any Intel ME in the machine because of this.