[coreboot] wiki account request (for GRUB 2)

Robert Millan rmh at aybabtu.com
Sat Sep 6 00:18:35 CEST 2008

On Fri, Sep 05, 2008 at 06:10:44PM +0200, Carl-Daniel Hailfinger wrote:
> The most interesting question is why these GRUB patches were not merged
> upstream. If any, that may reflect badly on the image of GRUB.

I won't argue against your preconception that this is GRUB's fault, mainly
because this is a thing of the past, and I believe both sides have agreed
to move on, but also because my perspective is probably biased.

To answer your question, suffice to say that the FSF and Coresystems didn't
agree on the legal framework to be used for the contributions, because of
a variety of reasons which I don't even know in detail.  Therefore both sides
exercised their legitimate right not to engage in collaboration under terms
that weren't suitable for them.

If I expressed any opinion about this before, it is a mistake, and I now
reserve my opinion for myself.  I don't represent the FSF, and the only thing
I care right now is to make GRUB as good as possible so that coreboot users
may find coreboot/GRUB a suitable combination.

Robert Millan

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  still allow you to remove your data and not access it at all."

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