[OpenBIOS] First contact

Frank Alcantara frank at thyamad.com
Tue Oct 14 18:12:21 CEST 2003

Thank you Ron This was my mistake I did no read the all posts and was
thinking about a donation from Award to free bios project. I saw the
stefan posts before and understand the real situation. Sorry for this
post. I will take more care in future.

Frank Alcantara. 
Thyamad Consultoria. 
frank at thyamad.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Ronald G. Minnich [mailto:rminnich at lanl.gov] 
Sent: Tuesday, October 14, 2003 4:02 PM
To: The OpenBIOS Mailinglist
Subject: Re: [OpenBIOS] First contact

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
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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