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Re: LinuxBIOS Ready to Go

__/ [ Al  Borowski ] on Friday 08 December 2006 09:44 \__

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> LinuxBIOS ready to go mainstream
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>> | LinuxBIOS is intended to provide a philosophically free replacement
>> | for proprietary firmware in chipsets.
>> `----
>> http://enterprise.linux.com/article.pl?sid=06/11/30/199208&from=rss
>> The vision of an entirely open PC is not far away.
> Interesting. Do you think Intel will eventually give you the source
> code (VHDL/Verilog) to your processor? What about every other chip on
> the board? Or the firmware on plug-in cards such as graphics cards?
> Good luck.

It definitely seems like BIOS may be the first step.

Intel Expected to Open Next-gen BIOS Code in China

 ,----[ Quote ]
| Intel will open "foundation code" of its next-generation firmware
| technology to some companies in China, while the companies to be
| authorized still need to obtain qualification approval by China's
| Ministry of Information Industry, sources said.


This project is partly funded by Google I might add.

Google Sponsors the LinuxBIOS project

,----[ Quote ]
| The LinuxBIOS project aims to take down the last barrier in Open
| Source systems by providing a free firmware (BIOS) implementation.


Best wishes,


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