[LinuxBIOS] Names names.. [was: Linux vs. Open?]

Jonathan Morton chromi at chromatix.demon.co.uk
Wed Mar 16 14:00:52 CET 2005

>> The name LinuxBIOS has catched on however, I recall Ron wrote that
>> it catched on even among vendors, and changing it without a really
>> good reason would just hurt in that case.
> I wonder if the pain of changing names would be worth preventing the
> perpetual misunderstanding that the current name creates.  LinuxBIOS 
> right
> now has nothing to do with Linux.  The misconception that Linux is in 
> the
> firmware or that the firmware was derived from Linux comes up 
> frequently.
> (See one of the replies in this thread..)

Yeah, point taken.  Instead, how about OpenStrap for the bootstrap 
section?  This could go with BeltStrap as the variant with OpenFirmware 
included.  The latter has some subliminal connotations of 

from:     Jonathan "Chromatix" Morton
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