[coreboot] how to model the Quark architecture

mrnuke mr.nuke.me at gmail.com
Tue Feb 25 20:12:54 CET 2014

On Tuesday, February 25, 2014 07:28:04 PM Peter Stuge wrote:
> Stojsavljevic, Zoran wrote:
> > This what I have proposed binds to current Coreboot FSP support/framework
> Even though seamless integration of FSP with upstream coreboot is
> probably what Intel would want that approach is not neccessarily a
> satisfactory solutoin for the greater coreboot community.
It's the worst solution, and a lot of persons in the community, myself 
included, are very opposed to anything of the nature. If one wants to use 
coreboot, then one should be prepared to provide coreboot-quality source. If 
providing source is not something that person/company wants to do, then 
coreboot is not for them. There are other options in the market. As a rights 
holder in the coreboot project, I am of the opinion that distributing coreboot 
with FSP binaries whose source is not also provided is a violation of the 
coreboot license and an infringement of my copyright.

We've allowed libpayload to be BSD-licensed in order to allow proprietary 
blobs. The payload and onward is where blobs can appear without source, but 
not any earlier. The intention is, in my view, that anything doing with 
essential hardware initialization --the stuff needed to load a payload and 
boot the OS-- must come with a GPLv2 compatible license. Anything else is up 
for grabs in the payload.


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