[LinuxBIOS] OLPC hardware specification information
jg at laptop.org
Mon Mar 13 23:03:48 CET 2006
On Mon, 2006-03-13 at 15:43 -0600, Bari Ari wrote:
> 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?
I meet with David Thursday. For my own education, what exactly is
XpressGraphics and XpressAudio?
> 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.
> > Regards,
> > - Jim Gettys
> > OLPC
> > 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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