On 20 Dec 2003, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
Ok Then I am up to idea #2. For cooperation, just
before I go
catch my flight.
here's what I would like:
- we support all things bootable that don't need a pcbios
linux, plan9, memtest, etc.
- we encourage other projects to move away from needing a bios
this is mainly xyzbsd
- we use emulation for the option roms so that PPC and other non-x86
will work (this is almost done)
- we provide (for those who want it) PCBIOS support as an option
Making it optional allows vendors to build Windows-proof PCs,
and I have had some interest expressed in that concept:
if you are Windows-proof, you are audit-proof. A desriable property.
we should really make PCBIOS an option of last resort. We should not plan
for it as anything but a hack for OSes that are doing the wrong thing --
using a PCBIOS.