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  • sandy8925
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    This is only going to be for server hardware, because companies love having full control over their computers, while they don't want consumers to have control over their computers, so we won't be seeing open source firmware for our devices any time soon.

    Nothing to see here folks, unless you work in servers/IT.

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  • Nille_kungen
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    I'm quoting myself from an older thread.
    Originally posted by Nille_kungen View Post
    It would be great to this kind of things for AMD.
    It's feels like it's been kind of neglected since Jeff Thomas of Sage Electronics Engineering retired and they closed the company if i remember correctly.
    Sage Electronics Engineering and it's talented employees did a lot of work on coreboot support for AMD hardware.
    http://web.archive.org/web/201507300...-all-the-fish/
    But to be honest i am not up to date with current AMD coreboot support.
    It's about time AMD starts working on Open-Source firmware again.

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  • OneTimeShot
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    Originally posted by PublicNuisance View Post

    Correct on the first part wrong on the second. It has activity of late:
    Eh... I think that's dead enough. That the homophobes and troublemakers don't go away is par for the course. As long as they don't get support from companies, it's fine.

    In any case, nice to see AMD support CoreBoot and whatever OpenBMC is. Even if the shipping firmware BLOBS aren't exactly this, I am sure they'll be based on this.

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  • PublicNuisance
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    Originally posted by OneTimeShot View Post

    Wasn't Libreboot the one that had a major hissy fit and suddenly withdrew from the GNU project? I assumed that was dead (I certainly hope so)
    Correct on the first part wrong on the second. It has activity of late:

    https://notabug.org/libreboot/libreboot

    Also Leah Rowe is back selling Libreboot laptops and is active again on the Trisquel forums:

    https://retrofreedom.com/

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  • nranger
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    AMD hand waves and makes overtures about OpenBMC, meanwhile they are shipping "Platform Secure Boot" for vendors like Dell that want to e-fuse CPUs installed in their servers for vendor lock in. https://www.servethehome.com/amd-psb...ity-at-a-cost/

    Hopefully more data center and institutional customers demand openness, and resist OEM lock-in BS.

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  • pal666
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    Originally posted by andyprough View Post
    OpenBMC utilizes systemd and dbus, which is a very questionable direction for an embedded system
    because embedded systems don't need to start services or use ipc?

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  • Laughing1
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    Originally posted by OneTimeShot View Post

    Wasn't Libreboot the one that had a major hissy fit and suddenly withdrew from the GNU project? I assumed that was dead (I certainly hope so)
    The Feds don't like libre software (especially firmware because of CIA backdoors in MAJOR processors) so they put tons of trannies and other left-wingers to effectively neutralize it.
    Last edited by Laughing1; 03 December 2020, 09:52 PM.

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  • OneTimeShot
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    Originally posted by Laughing1 View Post
    AMD should support libreboot: https://libreboot.org/amd-libre.html
    Wasn't Libreboot the one that had a major hissy fit and suddenly withdrew from the GNU project? I assumed that was dead (I certainly hope so)

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  • Laughing1
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    AMD should support libreboot: https://libreboot.org/amd-libre.html

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  • Adarion
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    Well, AMD had fairly good libre SW support, even Coreboot via Sage (iirc) in the past. So it would be great (and also beneficial for them) if they'd go libre again. O.t.o.h. in the past mainboard vendors still rather implemented a BIOS or UEFI. We need to convince these people, too. (Not sure how far MS-Windows relies on BIOS calls and the like these days.)

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