You must understand that since the beginning Libreboot was more of a business project than an open source project.
Libreboot and Minifree are both owned by Leah. They are now cutting supplies of X200 in favor of X220 as there was a discovery back in November by the Hardened Linux and Coreboot team that allows you to neutralize Intel's ME in newer processors (SandyBridge and IvyBridge platforms) without triggering the 30m reboot timer, thus discovering the possibility of a newer and faster demefied processor.
So work started on higher end Thinkpads like X220 and T420. However, Libreboot/Minifree claims they are working on a 100% fully stripped ME and are doing a pre-sell of such liberated laptops in the £798.00–£1,198.00 range. (HOLY FUARKKIN soykaf).
As stated by Leah, Libreboot is only a "distribution" of Coreboot and a commercial effort to get libre endorsements. Not much actual programming is done by Libreboot but by the contributors and contractors in the community.
For instance, liberating firmware to use with Libreboot has been contracted work, most heavy lifting seems to be done by Raptor Engineering.
This is not bad IMHO, thats a nice way to kickstart serious development, but the whole LGBT drama has been beyond unprofessional and rather advantageous for Leah/Libreboot.
This whole drama created a split in the community and Raptor Engineering main dev is now creating the Librecore project aiming to be more libre than Coreboot is.
Libreboot quickly announced that they would be using librecore instead, that strikes me as a bit scummy to contract work, not pay it fully, and then changing your project to the fork of your unpaid contractor.
So, my take on all of this ego clusterfuck is as always: *money*.
Coreboot is a Google Project, so their funding is deep, however libre goals are not included.
Librecore is forking coreboot in an aim to liberate firmware from closed sourced blobs and microcode.
Libreboot is taking all this work to set up a libre laptop/pc market with ridiculous profit margins.
It was easier to chalk everything up to gender identity than to be bound to GNU/FSF guidelines I guess.
You read the sources, make your own mind and comment.