A Hardware enthusiast view on the usefulness of open source Firmwares like Coreboot

zir_blazer

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A Hardware enthusiast view on the usefulness of open source Firmwares like Coreboot

I took my time to write the linked Wall of Text® with the purpose of educating/influencing Hardware enthusiasts communities about the need to push for open source Firmwares, and perhaps with even more luck, Motherboards with open Hardware designs. These are my personal thoughts and nearly all the input I have on this matter. If you read it, you will know almost as much as I do about it.

You will notice that there is a major difference regarding my approach and nearly everyone else that you have read talking about this matter previously. I'm not of the "INTEL ME/AMD PSP VIOLATES MY PRIVACY!1!1!1" and "THE NSA AND USA GOVERMENT ARE SPYING ON ME!" crowd. I have an actual agenda regarding functional issues where I think that an open source Firmware could kick propietary Firmware butt, and I cover it with enough detail as to drive that point.
 

i386

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I think the bios/uefi in my systems at home are overloaded with options and I'm working with that kind of stuff almost daily.
I don't want to think about people who would have to test and support the configurations...