[coreboot] Getting started with coreboot and GSoC

Gerhard Gappmeier gappy1502 at gmx.net
Mon Dec 21 21:52:33 CET 2015

I Hatim,

I also just started to dig into coreboot code in my spare time.

Beside the wiki I found this here to be in excelent article to get a
basic understanding:

On 12/21/2015 07:45 PM, Hatim Kanchwala wrote:
> Hello!
> I am Hatim Kanchwala from India. I am a sophomore pursuing Bachelor's in
> Electrical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Patna. I
> came across coreboot through the Google Summer of Code page. I am
> aspiring to work with coreboot for GSoC 2016.
> To get an introduction to coreboot, to its history and its philosophy, I
> read the wiki and also watched videos on YouTube, including the Google
> Tech Talk by Ron Minnich, Stefan Reinauer and Peter Stuge. I have
> downloaded coreboot, built the cross compiler and then built coreboot
> for emulation with QEMU x86, with SeaBIOS as payload. I managed to do
> this with the help of documentation from the wiki and a bit of searching
> through the web and through the mailing list archives. I couldn't try
> coreboot on my machine as my mainboard isn't supported (yet). Currently,
> I am trying to build and test coreboot for emulation with QEMU ARM.
> Unfortunately, I haven't had much progress there, but I will remain at it!
> I have taken an introductory course in the C language at my University
> and a basic Digital Circuits course. I have a fair experience with Linux
> and git. Please tell me how I can get started to contribute to coreboot.
> I am certain that the skills and knowledge required to contribute is way
> more than I currently possess, but I am a keen learner.
> Academically, I am interested in Embedded Systems and Computer
> Architecture, in which I hope to pursue higher studies. I consider being
> part of coreboot and contributing to it as an opportunity to learn more
> about these fields and to learn about open-source development as well.
> Also, I am looking forward to getting to know people and learning from them!
> You can find me on IRC (Freenode) under the nick hatim. I am already a
> member of the #coreboot channel.
> Thank you for your time and help.
> Hatim
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> http://hatimak.me

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