[coreboot] Getting started with coreboot and GSoC

Hatim Kanchwala hatim at hatimak.me
Sun Dec 27 18:51:04 CET 2015

Hello Gerhard,

Thanks for the articles. I have read through them and it is a nice
introductory resource.

On Tuesday 22 December 2015 02:22 AM, Gerhard Gappmeier wrote:
> 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:
> http://lennartb.home.xs4all.nl/coreboot/coreboot.html
> 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
>> --
>> http://hatimak.me

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