[coreboot] Intel Menlow platform again - is anybody working on this?

ron minnich rminnich at gmail.com
Tue Oct 7 16:30:48 CEST 2008

On Tue, Oct 7, 2008 at 3:40 AM, Piotr Kempa <piotr.kempa at sigarden.com> wrote:

> 1. I hear rumors that Intel is generally against coreboot (maybe
> somebody could prove me wrong here?) because they're betting on their
> own (U)EFI system, which is more or less 'closed'. Which is why I doubt
> any Intel guys would really help us. But if you (Intel guys) are out
> there and reading this and willing to help, please prove me wrong!

intel is a business. According to other companies that have built
coreboot in the past, if you make the business
case to intel, you can get support.

> 2. Because of 1 above, even if we get necessary documentation on chipset
> and CPU, I fear Intel can legally forbid us from using this
> documentation to contribute to coreboot (with NDA or something), so we
> would not be able to use their documents to write open source code. This
> is a legal problem and I'm far from being a lawyer so this might be much
> more complicated (or simple) than I'm imagining.

I think you should try.


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