[LinuxBIOS] OLPC hardware specification information
bari at onelabs.com
Mon Mar 13 22:43:42 CET 2006
It's great that AMD stated that they have agreed to allow use of their
VSA code during a teleconference.
Can you ask David Wahl with AMD to release all the source to the VSA
including XpressGRAPHICS and XpressAUDIO under GPL or similar license?
Jim Gettys wrote:
> On a teleconference on March 2, AMD said that we can have/use any of
> their code (e.g. VSA sources, as I understand it) that we need, and that
> that code could be incorporated into LinuxBIOS.
> What is more, they said that they had ensured that they owned all the IP
> associated with this code since Geode's acquisition by AMD.
> They also said that LinuxBIOS was now considered a peer of any
> commercial BIOS and they would support the development. I know from
> subsequent mail that AMD's expert on LinuxBIOS in the Opteron group has
> spent a day with the Geode team to try to get them up to speed.
> I don't know if AMD has a BIOS of their own; heretofore people have used
> commercial BIOS's on Geode. (says me the non-BIOS guy who usually
> pushes packets and pixels around).
> AMD, BTW, is one of the corporate sponsors of OLPC. And I meet with
> David Wahl of AMD later this week, who is in charge of the group in AMD
> who support BIOS developers.
> - Jim Gettys
> On Mon, 2006-03-13 at 10:02 -0600, Bari Ari wrote:
>>What's the status of any legal agreements with AMD on using their BIOS
>>or VSA source for the OLPC project?
>>Jim Gettys wrote:
>>>Is located here:
>>>The board has started layout.
>>> - Regards,
>>> - Jim
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