@ntnsndr @cstanhope @loppear while it is certainly not open hardware, there has been some success at running stock Linux distros on Kobo e-book readers. So that's what I have purchased, and the stock firmware is decent enough to tide me over until I have time to hack on it myself. I tend to keep the wifi turned off, avoid the store, and load my own epubs onto it. The root filesystem typically lives on an internal (replaceable) SD card, easy to swap out.
social.coop is a a coop-run corner of the fediverse, a cooperative and transparent approach to operating a social platform. We are currently closed to new memberships while we improve our internal processes and policies, and plan to re-open to new folks when that work is complete. [9/2/2018]