Okay, in order to answer demands from slashdot for a DIY Raspberry Pi, I'm going to be producing a limited number of kits.
It'll work like this; as soon as the R-Pi is released I'll be purchasing units to match demand, and disassembling them. Of course, I won't be using some closed source Reflow Oven. Oh no, I'll be using good old fashioned open source fire!
Once the boards are thoroughly heat soaked, by hanging them off a toasting fork in in front of the log fire in my lounge, I'll slowly move them closer to the flame until all the components fall off. I plan to catch them in shovel I use for cleaning out the grate ...Hmm, I may have to prise the SoC from the memory with a butter knife... Then it's a simple procedure to put all the parts in a baggie and post then to the lucky buyer, who'll then have hours of fun followed by the satisfaction of having assembled his own R-Pi.
I'll also be offering a special Slashdot TOSSEER kit (Total Open Source Stuff Everything Else Removed). I'm sure this unique offering will be very popular as it will only include parts for which sources are available. Obviously the first casualty will be the Broadcom BCM2835 with it's nasty closed source proprietary design going against the spirit if the open source community.
Now, some might say that not having a CPU or GPU will limit the immediate usefulness of the completed kit, of what will come to be known as the Raspberry Wi (rhymes with "why?"), but that's exactly the kind of challenge us real hard core hackers all like, right? The kit won't come with any re-assembly instructions but there are loads of people on-line that claim to be able to solder BGA chips in a microwave, or something, so it should be simple.
Anyway, I won't be taking pre-orders but I expect this to fly out of the door (followed by a string of expletives as I burn my fingers trying to pick hot surface mount resistors off a shovel).
Needless to say, these customised after-market R-Wi kits will come with absolutely no warranty and no refund due to my unique made-to-order service.
See, this is what happens when we're left waiting so long.