[LinuxBIOS] Names names.. [was: Linux vs. Open?]

Jamie Rollins jrollins at ligo.mit.edu
Tue Mar 15 14:30:17 CET 2005

And I personally don't see the problem with looking ahead to an acronym
either, for what it's worth.  Most concepts end up being abbreviated


On Tue, 15 Mar 2005, Richard Smith wrote:

> > pretty good, "mainboard firmware" - but then I'm back at the original
> > problem; what to call the non-payload part. Core? Hardware init?
> What about init phase?  The whole pre-payload is basically just a
> per-subsystem init procedure.  Be it CPU, memory, pci cards, or
> whatever.
> > Terribly sorry if anyone thinks I'm splitting hairs. I just want to
> > see what ideas are out there on this.
> I doubt anyone thinks that.  I'm sure that most of us are just happy
> that someone _is_ thinking about these kind of things and actually
> doing something.  This is exactly the type of info that a newbe needs.
>  Attention to this type of stuff is what sets a good "Project" apart
> from just a pile of code.
> --
> Richard A. Smith
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