[coreboot] Coreboot BSD-style Open Source licence (was: Re: Coreboot or UEFI, who will be the winner.)

rob larkin manifold1 at gmail.com
Sun Dec 27 22:45:50 CET 2009

On Sat, Dec 26, 2009 at 1:53 PM, Christian Leber
<christian.leber at ziti.uni-heidelberg.de> wrote:
> On Saturday 26 December 2009 01:55:02 Cristi Magherusan wrote:
> Hello Cristi
>> Intel chose not to use coreboot just because it won't protect its IP the
>> way their closed-source part of EFI does.
> So why should it matter in any way for coreboot if Intel (or another company)
> would be able to make use of coreboot code for free and give nothing back?
> There are other reasons than their "valuable IP" that i don't know. Because
> any competing company that cares how Intel initializes memory or sets up the
> northbridge etc. will be able to find out. There is just nothing to hide in
> systems sold millions of times in many different versions.
>> So their Trusted Platform is
>> actually promoting security by obscurity instead of openness, like most
>> of the people are doing nowadays.
> That is a very smart argument, the minor problem is just that it would not be
> open if they would not be required to publish source.
> Christian Leber
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