[LinuxBIOS] #46: Clarify LinuxBIOS vs. OpenBIOS vs. Open Firmware vs. EFI vs. GNUFI etc.
uwe at hermann-uwe.de
Mon Dec 18 10:23:48 CET 2006
On Sun, Dec 17, 2006 at 06:05:32PM -0700, ron minnich wrote:
> > > One thing we could do is say that freebios is what you get when you
> > > take linux out of linuxbios. So we have this:
> > >
> > > foundation: freebios
> > >
> > > payload: linux ==> means you have linuxbios
> > So you imply: LinuxBIOS+OpenBIOS -> not LinuxBIOS but FreeBIOS?
> I'm not sure. We've had trouble with the naming of this thing forever,
> since the time when we first started using non-linux-kernel payloads
> like etherboot. That happened in 2001!
> In the early days, there was no 'payload' keyword -- the keyword was
> 'linux' -- since that linux was the only payoad.
> Right now we generate a family of BIOS types, including open firmware
> (OLPC); linux payload (name?); etherboot payload (name?); and so on.
> What makes sense?
Just call it LinuxBIOS. We should not confuse people even more by
inventing extra names for every payload.
It's "LinuxBIOS with OpenBIOS payload", "LinuxBIOS with Linux pyload",
"LinuxBIOS with Etherboot payload" etc.
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