Firmware Comparison

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There are a lot of (Free Software, as well as proprietary) firmware implementations available these days, which can be very confusing. This page tries to give an overview.

coreboot

License: GPLv2

FreeBIOS

This project is dead and was merged into coreboot. Use coreboot instead.

OpenBIOS

Open Firmware IEEE 1275-1994 implementation. Kernel and some modules are written in C. Large parts of the code base is written in Forth. License: GPL

OpenFirmware

SmartFirmware

OpenBoot

U-Boot

EFI

UEFI

GNUFI

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