Coreboot News Archives
Raptor Engineering Hopes To Bring OpenBMC To An ASUS Motherboard

While Raptor Engineering was unsuccessful with their Talos Secure Workstation effort to build a high-end, libre POWER8 workstation, they are now backing a more realistic effort: opening the Baseboard Management Controller of an ASUS server motherboard still on the market.

12 February 2017 - KGPE-D16 - 13 Comments
Librecore: Aiming To Be A Better Libre Spin Of Coreboot

Librecore is a new project aiming to be a new Coreboot downstream with a focus remaining on providing fully-free system firmware. Separately, Minifree/Libreboot has been accused (and admitted by Leah Rowe) to not paying a vendor for a completed contract.

19 January 2017 - Librecore - 42 Comments
100% Of The 289 Coreboot Images Are Now Built Reproducible

Reproducible builds have been a big theme in particularly the last year or two with being able to verify the binaries offered by open-source projects are bit-for-bit the same against the same set of sources. With the latest Coreboot work, all of their generated images are now reproducible from source.

20 December 2016 - Reproducible Builds - 1 Comment
Google "Eve" Kabylake System Gains Coreboot Support

I haven't seen Google announce any Intel Kabylake powered Chromebooks yet, but activity indicates that they may not be too far out with now having mainlined Coreboot support for a new device codenamed "Eve".

1 November 2016 - Eve Chromebook - 1 Comment
Coreboot 4.5 Officially Released

Coreboot 4.5 is now available as the latest version of this open-source BIOS/firmware implementation project for those looking toward the bi-annual releases rather than Git.

24 October 2016 - Coreboot 4.5 - 2 Comments
Libreboot Drama Continues, GNU Might Keep The Project

It's been one week since the Libreboot downstream of Coreboot announced it would leave the GNU and denounced the FSF over supposedly a transgendered individual having been fired by the this free software group. Both Richard Stallman and the FSF denounced these claims made by Libreboot maintainer Leah Rowe. Since then, no actual proof has been presented to back up these claims by the Libreboot maintainer but the drama around it has seemingly continued.

24 September 2016 - Weekend Drama - 66 Comments
Coreboot Is Being Ported To A New Intel Skylake-Y System

Those wishing to use Coreboot on a modern Intel system (albeit with the closed-source FSP) will soon have another option to consider with an open-source, physically secure computer powered by a Skylake-Y SoC moving ahead with a port to Coreboot.

20 September 2016 - ORWL - 16 Comments
GNU Libreboot Adds Support For Another (Outdated) Intel Motherboard

A mini-ITX board running the GNU Libreboot downstream of Coreboot sounds interesting for a fully free software HTPC/media center PC, right? Too bad this new motherboard port is for an i945 board released back in 2008 and has integrated a painfully slow original, single-core Atom chip.

7 September 2016 - D945GCLF2 - 6 Comments
Coreboot Ported To Run On Lenovo's ThinkPad T420

For fans of Coreboot, the Lenovo ThinkPad T420 has been ported to this open-source BIOS/UEFI alternative and is one of the more recent laptops to be independently ported to this code-base formerly known as LinuxBIOS.

14 April 2016 - Coreboot T420 - 12 Comments
Intel Appears To Be Rolling Out FSP 2.0 Blob

A controversial point of Intel's Coreboot support has been the FSP, or Firmware Support Package, which is needed for initializing the systems on all recent hardware generations. With the upcoming Apollo Lake it appears there is now a "FSP 2.0", but still relies upon binary blobs.

8 March 2016 - Firmware Support Package 2.0 - 5 Comments

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