[coreboot] Source code for "Intel Firmware"

Peter Stuge peter at stuge.se
Wed Oct 10 13:01:53 CEST 2018

Philipp Stanner wrote:
> > The only decent x86 coreboot code I know was
> > written when Intel didn't have their fingers in the pie.
> Do the Intel engineers write bad code in your opinion?

We can't really know, because they don't publish their (firmware) code.

But their chosen (firmware) architecture is unneccessarily complicated;
that's not a choice technical experts would make.

We do however know what consequences said (firmware) architecture have
for coreboot, both the good and the bad.

> One would believe that those who know their platform best and get
> paid to work on it 8 hours a day produce nothing of bad quality… :|

Please remember that Intel is a parts supplier for machines.

Software is merely a supporting act for hardware sales, and I think that
shows clearly with Intel, as it does with most hardware companies.


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