[OpenBIOS] Anyone here ?
wookey at aleph1.co.uk
Mon Jul 5 19:12:06 CEST 1999
On Fri 02 Jul, Kevin P Lawton wrote:
> > There seems to be some of who 'lurk' here, waiting for something
> > interesting to happen - and it does every few weeks.
> I'm lurking here myself, trying to get a handle on where
> things are headed with openbios, with an interest in using
> it for the freemware project. (http://www.freemware.org)
> We need a BIOS for that project.
I'm another lurker. Aleph One does hardware-based x86 Emulation for
RISCOS (ARM-based) machines. We have a (mostly) 16-bit BIOS too. We are
looking at new projects that we might be able to help with, with a view
to eventually having something we could help market or support (and thus
make a living :-)
We would be happy to make useful parts of our existing emulations (eg
NE2000, BIOS, IDE/ATAPI) or technologies (HPC comms mechanism - might be
useful for bits of freemware from reading Kevin's paper (perhaps we
should talk in more detail kevin?)) freeware if it seemed that it would
be mutually helpful.
We have manufacturing experience which could be useful for the OpenBIOS
stuff as that needs hardware for some of the proposals.
I was hanging around to see how far this project had got, and whether we
had any relevant technology before sticking my head above the parapet,
but this seems like a good time to come out of the woodwork. Hopefully
the group wouldn't find 'sponsorship' from Aleph One to be a problematic
idea? Having someone being paid to work on the project ought to be very
So, if anyone thinks that our BIOS would be useful, or our other
PC-emulation technologies, or just our knowledge in these areas, then
feel free to comment on this list, or email me personally.
Aleph One Ltd, Bottisham, CAMBRIDGE, CB5 9BA, UK Tel (00 44) 1223 811679
work: http://www.aleph1.co.uk/ play: http://www.chaos.org.uk/~wookey/
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