On 04/29/2015 04:56 PM, The Gluglug wrote:
What about simply pushing the code as-is (make your non-upstream tree publicly available for people to git-clone), and let the community upstream it in their own time?
There is no real incentive for Raptor to do this. There is no guarantee of code actually being up-streamed and maintained by the community, but after this release our competitors may use the code at will.
To be clear, we use coreboot internally on a large server cluster. This port is the result of an internal effort to upgrade said cluster, and while it is in our financial interest to upstream ports of older boards (e.g. the ASUS KFSN4-DRE) that did not require changes to the underlying support code, it is _not_ in our financial interest to simply release the code to modern boards that required major changes to underlying support code.