[OpenBIOS] Award BIOS Source code

Stefan Reinauer stepan at core-systems.de
Tue Aug 28 00:14:44 CEST 2001

> Okay, If you are right about these mythical AMI-BIOS reference books,
> then I would buy them tommorrow, and refuse the copy of the source code.
> Alternatively I could buy the AMI-BIOS source code, but that is a
> Bill-Gates trick, and I dont have the sufficient capital.

Better get yourself an IEEE-1275-1994 specification - you'll be amazed 
how nice the concept is compared to what you know about the official 
ia32 firmware apis. Look at how easy Linux can communicate with OpenFirmware 
on Suns or Apples. It has a clear API, is completely enhancable and due to
the fcode backend, "binary" drivers are completely CPU independant without
recompile. The big chance for complete interoperability and transparency.

Best regards,

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        Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence.
                -- Ambrose Bierce, "The Devil's Dictionary"
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