[LinuxBIOS] amideco, awardeco, phnxdeco now in Debian

Ronald G Minnich rminnich at lanl.gov
Fri Oct 6 20:52:47 CEST 2006

Carl-Daniel Hailfinger wrote:

> Why? Decompressing factory BIOS is not our main goal. It may be convenient
> to get the VGA BIOS from some factory BIOS in this way, but I hope we
> won't have to suck in loads of code from other projects for that.

Well, we do. The util directory is intended to be a set of handy 
utiltities that may be needed to build a bios. The only way people can 
get VGA bios today is via these tools. We don't have redistribution rights.

I am happy these utils are in debian, but at the same time, I don't like 
the idea that we have to tell people to get debian to get a utility they 

BTW, one conclusion of the linuxbios summit this week was that we need 
to get permission from the companies to put their VGA bios on our web 
site, and/or get redistribution permission. Is someone willing to do 
this? Contact those vendors and see about redistribution permission?



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