Today a message was posted to the coreboot mailing list about the code and documentation for the 780G chipset.
Originally Posted by http://www.coreboot.org/pipermail/coreboot/2009-April/047490.html
The 780 document is not going to open. So I can not release
the 780 code. I was told opening the sb700 document is going to happen.
I would like to ask what that specifically means for coreboot on 780G (and derived) chipsets. If I understand correctly, the documentation for 780G will never be released. What about other chipsets (760G, 790GX, upcoming 880G)?
And does not releasing the docs mean that the code will also never be released, or is a separate legal review for the code planned?
I'll try to hook up with Zhang next and see what the situation is. The usual problem is that docs are written to be maximally useful to OEM customers, not for public release or for transcription into publicly visible source code. Normally we need to write completely different docs for public release, unfortunately.