Well personally I don't think the matter concern me since I don't handle any
But I would love to use power8 PC as a desktop or laptop with OpenBSD. (If that
becomes a possibility in the future)
The main reason is security. I don't trust Intel close source firmware etc
On Oct 18, 2016 7:35 PM, Mikael <mikael.ml...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I asked IBM to donate 4-10 Power8 servers to the OpenBSD Foundation, for
> adding support for this arch. After 6 months this got all the way to their
> Director of the Power(8) Ecosystem & Alliances, that is the highest
> executive for the whole arch. Just right now, she's asking for a motivation
> for IBM to donate - she asks:
> "It would be helpful to know where you are seeing requests for OpenBSD on
> Power and what applications on top of OpenBSD are being requested. We have
> not seen any requests as of yet from our target clients. "
> Can you please collect answers to this question and post them here in this
> thread, or PM them to me. I'll forward your responses and they'll decide
> whether to donate Power8 devices to OpenBSD, based on them.
> ** Please tell the next 6-7 days!