The discussion about #RiscV and the #VisionFive 2 on the Purism Forum is really interesting.
There are people who would prefer #Openness over #Performance and #Convenience (I'm counting me in - otherwise I wouldn't use a #PinePhone and a #Librem5).
I feel like a VisionFive 2, with open source drivers, firmware and software would be good enough for me. (iliketurtles)
I immediately had to think about the MNT Reform and their research in Risc-V.
Maybe they would be willing to evaluate putting an existing SOC like the StarFive StarFive JH7110 onto a CPU board for the MNT Reform to offer an alternative to the pricy MNT RKX7 FPGA Module.
@me as soon as chips are available to the public, anyone with KiCAD experience could whip up a module with the chip for Reform. we currently can't do it because in our experience the number of people who want to make performance sacrifices is quite small, not enough for us to survive on.