[OpenBIOS] is it GPL?

Mark Cave-Ayland mark.cave-ayland at siriusit.co.uk
Mon Sep 20 10:40:06 CEST 2010

kim.jin wrote:
> Hi,
> Is it all open firmware GPL? such as OpenBIOS, Smart Firmware, Open 
> Firmware, and OpenBoot? Can any one I can use it free? My project need 
> one boot tool.
> Best Regards!
> Kim King 

Hi Kim,

OpenBIOS is GPLv2: 

SmartFirmware claims to be under a BSL-type license:

OpenBOOT claims to be under a BSL-type license:

Out of all the firmwares, OpenBIOS is the only one in which development 
is currently active so I'd focus your efforts there. Which platform are 
you intending to run on?



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