|author||Julius Werner <firstname.lastname@example.org>||Wed Dec 11 15:47:42 2019 -0800|
|committer||Julius Werner <email@example.com>||Tue Jan 28 06:36:13 2020 +0000|
commonlib: Add commonlib/bsd This patch creates a new commonlib/bsd subdirectory with a similar purpose to the existing commonlib, with the difference that all files under this subdirectory shall be licensed under the BSD-3-Clause license (or compatible permissive license). The goal is to allow more code to be shared with libpayload in the future. Initially, I'm going to move a few files there that have already been BSD-licensed in the existing commonlib. I am also exracting most contents of the often-needed <commonlib/helpers.h> as long as they have either been written by me (and are hereby relicensed) or have an existing equivalent in BSD-licensed libpayload code. I am also relicensing <commonlib/compression.h> (written by me) and <commonlib/compiler.h> (same stuff exists in libpayload). Finally, I am extracting the cb_err error code definitions from <types.h> into a new BSD-licensed header so that future commonlib/bsd code can build upon a common set of error values. I am making the assumption here that the enum constants and the half-sentence fragments of documentation next to them by themselves do not meet the threshold of copyrightability. Change-Id: I316cea70930f131e8e93d4218542ddb5ae4b63a2 Signed-off-by: Julius Werner <firstname.lastname@example.org> Reviewed-on: https://review.coreboot.org/c/coreboot/+/38420 Tested-by: build bot (Jenkins) <email@example.com> Reviewed-by: Patrick Rudolph <firstname.lastname@example.org>
coreboot is a Free Software project aimed at replacing the proprietary BIOS (firmware) found in most computers. coreboot performs a little bit of hardware initialization and then executes additional boot logic, called a payload.
With the separation of hardware initialization and later boot logic, coreboot can scale from specialized applications that run directly firmware, run operating systems in flash, load custom bootloaders, or implement firmware standards, like PC BIOS services or UEFI. This allows for systems to only include the features necessary in the target application, reducing the amount of code and flash space required.
coreboot was formerly known as LinuxBIOS.
After the basic initialization of the hardware has been performed, any desired "payload" can be started by coreboot.
See https://www.coreboot.org/Payloads for a list of supported payloads.
coreboot supports a wide range of chipsets, devices, and mainboards.
For details please consult:
ANY_TOOLCHAINKconfig option if you're feeling lucky (no support in this case).
Please consult https://www.coreboot.org/Build_HOWTO for details.
If you want to test coreboot without any risks before you really decide to use it on your hardware, you can use the QEMU system emulator to run coreboot virtually in QEMU.
Please see https://www.coreboot.org/QEMU for details.
Further details on the project, a FAQ, many HOWTOs, news, development guidelines and more can be found on the coreboot website:
You can contact us directly on the coreboot mailing list:
The copyright on coreboot is owned by quite a large number of individual developers and companies. Please check the individual source files for details.
coreboot is licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL). Some files are licensed under the "GPL (version 2, or any later version)", and some files are licensed under the "GPL, version 2". For some parts, which were derived from other projects, other (GPL-compatible) licenses may apply. Please check the individual source files for details.
This makes the resulting coreboot images licensed under the GPL, version 2.