[OpenBIOS] First contact

Ronald G. Minnich rminnich at lanl.gov
Tue Oct 14 14:02:29 CEST 2003

On Tue, 14 Oct 2003, Stefan Reinauer wrote:

> * Frank Alcantara <frank at thyamad.com> [031014 14:00]:
> > I am a complete newbie in BIOS Area, I am starting this just now. So I
> > guess the freebios is the best option to my embedded projects. Few day
> > ago, I saw some posts about a Award bios source, this source should be
> > very usefully for who is starting, there are this source available?
> > Where can I find this? There are others bios sources available? I will
> > starting in freebios studying all possible sources and posting all of my
> > observations, please help me in this startup. 
> Award BIOS Source code was illegally published quite a long while ago,
> but it is not advisable to use this for any purpose, since it is
> Award/Phoenix's intellectual property.

The last person who advertised that they had Award BIOS source was in a 
legal mess not long after that. I don't know if that person is in jail at 
this point or merely bankrupt. I strongly advise all concerned to NEVER 
traffic in or accept this type of proprietary code. 



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