Libreboot is free (libre) boot firmware based on coreboot, intended to replace the proprietary BIOS/UEFI firmware. Boot firmware is the low-level software that runs when you turn your computer on, which initializes the hardware and starts a bootloader for your operating system. Learn more
Most people in the global free software community are using free operating systems; namely, the GNU operating system. However, most people still rely on proprietary boot firmware. The goal of the libreboot project is identical to that of the GNU project and Free Software Foundation, which is to ensure that everyone has the freedom to use, study, modify and share software; in other words, the freedom to truly own and control the technology that they use. We want everyone to be able to use free software, exclusively.
Pre-configured libreboot systems are also available, from several commercial suppliers.
These systems come with libreboot and GNU/Linux preinstalled, where everything works out of the box. This is useful, for those who do not want to install the software on their own, but still want to use it. All of the companies on this list are dedicated to the GNU free software philosophy, and are actively contributing to the libreboot project.