[LinuxBIOS] Distribution of binary images and Intel NDAs...

Marcelo Coelho marcelocoelho at gmail.com
Wed Mar 21 14:39:10 CET 2007

> There is such a distribution of binary files already:
> http://qa.linuxbios.org/overview.php
> http://www.linuxbios.org/Distributed_and_Automated_Testsystem
> http://qa.linuxbios.org/overview.php?tested=1

Well, the Linuxbios site is getting big! Missed those pages....

> NDAs are not too big a problem (for companies). Most hardware vendors
> require an NDA for their data sheets. coresystems maintains NDAs with
> about a dozen hardware vendors for that reason. Most companies are very
> open to see you release the code under GPL even though it is created
> from the NDAed data sheets, as it gives them a large competitive
> advantage.

Thanks for clearing that up. If AMD doesn't release a platform
compatible with what I'm lokking for, maybe i'll do a NDA with Intel
for the latest CPUs in the next months.

Best regards!

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