[coreboot] Coreboot Purism BIOS is free? open?

Dame Más damemasporfavor at gmail.com
Tue Dec 19 18:51:43 CET 2017

I finished the University and I have free time to do things. And this seems
like an interesting project to which I dedicate many hours.

The truth is that I read a lot these days. The work you do kakaroto is
In general Purism is doing something big, and I spoke ahead of time.

I saw that in the directory
there is no content, it is right?


2017-12-19 14:41 GMT+01:00 Nico Huber <nico.h at gmx.de>:

> Hi,
> On 18.12.2017 10:07, Dame Más wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I understand.
>> I want implement Coreboot for current 7th and 8th generation Intel
>> computers.
> coreboot already works on 7th gen Intel (Kaby Lake). Not sure what 8th
> gen generally refers to. Kaby Lake Refresh might work as well, and
> Cannon Lake is worked on. No sign of Coffee Lake support, afaics.
> Though, all these newer Intel chips are only supported with coreboot's
> open-source infrastructure around a proprietary core, namely Intel FSP
> (firmware support package). You still have much more control over the
> boot process this way. But compared to a fully open-source coreboot
> it's much harder to support a new motherboard (after my first FSP port,
> I'd calculate at least 4 times the effort). And you have to trust
> Intel, ofc.
> And if the Pursism BIOS was opensource, I could work with it as a base.
>> However
>> I can not find the source code to work with him.
> Purism used a most proprietary UEFI/BIOS on their first devices. They
> ship now (some?) devices with coreboot. But that's as described above,
> build around the proprietary FSP. So there is nothing to learn from
> their code (as of yet).
> I like GNU/Linux and the opensource because among all we do it better, but
>> if the code is not liberated, I can not speak well of Purism.
> They are working on it. Ask Youness if you can help him to reverse
> engineer FSP.
> I hope this answers your question. Sorry for all the noise here on the
> ML. Threads about "liberated" devices often get hijacked (especially if
> they are about Purism) to advocate some BS or lament about the ME
> (which is actually unrelated to coreboot).
> Nico
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