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Intel Kicks Off OSTS2019 With New Firmware Initiative, New Cloud Hypervisor, Clear Linux
New Intel open-source announcements so far include:
ModernFW - Intel has a new initiative around a scalable and secure modern firmware/BIOS replacement with a goal of removing legacy code from the systems... ModernFW is just enough to boot a kernel. I'll be working to obtain more information on ModernFW this week, especially how/if it will tie into Coreboot at all. There's also the matter if/when Intel will be open-sourcing the FSP. I'll be chasing down Raja for a follow-up to that! The initial ModernFW code can be found on GitHub.
Rust-VMM - Intel has posted rust-vmm as a new cloud hypervisor that, yes, is based on the Rust-VMM code.
Clear Linux Developer Edition - Intel is announcing a developer edition flavor of Clear Linux that introduces its new installer, which we stumbled upon last week and wasn't realized was tied to the OSTS announcements. There will also be a new software store/center. Clear Linux will also introduce/expand its software stacks around deep learning and data analytics.
Intel is also assigning more developers for critical system infrastructure open-source projects from GnuPG to the Linux kernel to Bash to others.
Overall, OSTS 2019 should be a very interesting event with Intel clearing ramping up their (open-source) software ambitions. Stay tuned for the live coverage of some quite interesting sessions over the day ahead.
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