[coreboot] coreboot is going to make kcma-d8 obsolete

Taiidan at gmx.com Taiidan at gmx.com
Sat Apr 7 14:37:58 CEST 2018

On 04/06/2018 09:06 PM, ron minnich wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 6, 2018 at 5:45 PM Thierry Laurion <thierry.laurion at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I agree. This is wrong.
>> Kgpe-d16 and alike are the last resorts for x86 blob free hardware.
>> This NEEDS to be kept maintained and upstreamed.
> I like the board too. I have one. I have no time to keep it going. I have
> not even turned it on in months.
> Now that I think about it, my board has an EM100. I can try to automate the
> mess if I can remember where the directions are. I also need to work out
> remote reset :-) -- any hints on what to buy to make that go?
> Realistically, though, if you want blob free, I think you need power9 or
> riscv.
Of course, but the D16/D8 are fine for legacy x86 applications that some
people need to run and they are both blob free, the last x86 boards that
> I've written x86 off for blob free. I'm sad about that, given where
> we were in 2000 and where we are today, but there's not much to be done for
> it. AMD and Intel just don't see this as a priority :-(
Yeah x86 is dead freedomwise but that doesn't mean boards that people
know are functional should be removed from coreboot just because.

I highly doubt these policies happen in a vacuum.
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