[coreboot] GSoC-2014 Coreboot project

mrnuke mr.nuke.me at gmail.com
Thu Mar 20 17:38:04 CET 2014

On Thursday, March 20, 2014 09:08:18 AM ron minnich wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 8:36 AM, mrnuke <mr.nuke.me at gmail.com> wrote:
> > BTW, has any manufacturer been hostile in the past in any way relating to
> > coreboot supporting hardware they would rather have kept closed/secret?
> ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha haha ha ha ha ha haha ha ha ha ha
> haha ha ha ha ha haha ha ha ha ha haha ha ha ha ha ha
> you're killing me.
> How about, "all of them" at one time or another. One vendor had an
> internal memo stating that anyone who talked to me (my name was on it)
> about LinuxBIOS would be terminated.
That seems like a slap on the wrist. Terminating employees rather than taking 
legal action against coreboot also suggests they might feel they have no legal 
standing against coreboot supporting more stuff.

I wonder if there's any legal action hardware vendors could take against 
ODM/OEM vendors who distribute and/or contribute to coreboot. And I don't mean 
BS lawsuits hw vendors know they'll lose.


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