[coreboot] [Fwd: Re: Contact Intel]

Joe joe at settoplinux.org
Thu May 1 17:44:37 CEST 2008

On Thu, 1 May 2008 08:12:52 -0700, "ron minnich" <rminnich at gmail.com>
> On Thu, May 1, 2008 at 5:23 AM, Joe <joe at settoplinux.org> wrote:
>>  I couldn't agree with you more Richard, but on the other hand it is
> nice to
>>  think someday Intel will wake up and realize the world is changing
> around
>>  them :-)
> that's a form letter that we have seen before. It's a "canned
> response". So, they have thought enough about the issue to have a
> standard corporately-approved position letter all ready to go when
> folks ask this question. And, we all know it's baloney.
I thought I had seen that one before. They sent me that when I contacted
them about their Intel ACSF bios (Applied Computing System Firmware
> What I find amusing about their "third party BIOS" comment is that
> *every* BIOS is a third party BIOS, and many if not all of them are
> based on reverse engineering done years ago. The least of the worries
> was chipset specs; the chipset specs were mostly open.
> Ah well. They're either going to win, and BIOSes will remain
> proprietary; or, we'll win, and the x86 BIOS world will be as open as
> the ARM, MIPS, PPC, and others are. One thing I've noticed -- no
> matter how long the odds may seem, it's always a mistake to bet
> against free/open source. So far, every time Intel has worked against
> free and open source, they've lost -- and they've tried many times in
> the last 30 years.
I think our only hope of getting Intel involved with coreboot, is through
the guys at http://www.linuxfirmwarekit.org

Joseph Smith

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