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    Phoronix: AMD & Supermicro Collaborating On Open-Source Firmware With The OSFF

    As more positive indications around AMD's OpenSIL effort for open-source CPU silicon initialization to eventually replace AGESA, both AMD and Supermicro are now collaborating with the Open-Source Firmware Foundation. Supermicro has also publicly shown off a platform with OpenSIL+Coreboot and is said to be exploring OpenBMC for future hardware...

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    This is good. We need more motherboard manufacturers starting to embrace open firmware and getting rid of the old closed source BIOS/UEFI types.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by ezst036 View Post
      This is good. We need more motherboard manufacturers starting to embrace open firmware and getting rid of the old closed source BIOS/UEFI types.
      Yes indeed!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by ezst036 View Post
        This is good. We need more motherboard manufacturers starting to embrace open firmware and getting rid of the old closed source BIOS/UEFI types.
        And the reward to AMD for all these pro- FOSS moves is…giving our money to Intel and Ngreedia.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by NeoMorpheus View Post
          And the reward to AMD for all these pro- FOSS moves is…giving our money to Intel and Ngreedia.
          we clearly need a competitor with open-source firmware

          amd did open-source drivers with closed firmware then intel did copy this stradegy and of course Nvidia did make a joke out of it​ with 62mb firmware and the fact that you need multible copies of this 62mb firmware what results in explosion of the install .iso files and no longer fit on 4,7GB DVD discs... soon the .iso's will no longer fit on 8,4gb DVD disc... then you need big size usb sticks or blueray disk and not because there is more software no only because nvidia firmware use 5GB now.
          then AMD did make some parts of the firmware open-source...

          we really need a competitor who has 100% open-source firmware. because most people do not unterstand the difference between AMD with closed source firmware and some parts are open-source and intel with closed source firmware and nvidia who makes a joke out of the open-source community by but all in the firmware.

          if we have a competitor who is 100% open-source it would really be more easy to choose the right one.
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