[coreboot] Suggestion for (FOSDEM) talk to attract new contributors

Paul Menzel paulepanter at users.sourceforge.net
Thu Feb 2 16:06:14 CET 2012

Dear Carl-Daniel and coreboot folks,

to attract new developers from my (inexperienced) point of view possible
contributors hesitate because they think doing coreboot development will
be searching for and reading a lot of data sheets, do reverse
engineering, bricking boards, etc..

So to attract contributors one could point out that there are more or
less hardware unrelated tasks to do and that interested people also can
do (easy) hardware related stuff and learn things by looking at the
infrastructure projects Patrick listed at [1].

Additionally more “conventional” (software) programming is needed to get
more payloads (configuration payload to for example set up RAM timing),
create images that fit in a flash chip (for recovery maybe) and
(graphical) configuration tools for example for `nvramtool`.

But not knowing for sure the reasons people stay away from coreboot
development this is of course just a suggestion and a guess.



[1] http://www.coreboot.org/Infrastructure_Projects
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