OpenBIOS

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OpenBIOS
Original author(s) OpenBIOS Project
Stable release 1.1 / May 4, 2013; 18 months ago (2013-05-04)
Platform PowerPC, SPARC
Type Firmware
License GNU General Public License v2
Website www.openfirmware.info

OpenBIOS is a project aiming to provide free and open source implementations of Open Firmware. It is also the name of such an implementation.

Most of the implementations provided by OpenBIOS rely on additional lower-level firmware for hardware initialization, such as coreboot or Das U-Boot.

Provided implementations[edit]

Open Firmware[edit]

Open Firmware
Developer(s) Firmworks
Initial release 2006
Platform x86, PowerPC, ARM
License BSD like
Website www.openfirmware.info/Open_Firmware

Open Firmware should not be confused with the IEEE-1275 specification it implements. Open Firmware was released by the company Firmworks. The principal architect of Open Firmware, Mitch Bradley, is chairman of the Open Firmware Working Group and president and founder of Firmworks. The OLPC XO-1 laptop uses the Open Firmware implementation. It supports the x86, PowerPC, ARM architectures, and is released under the terms of a BSD style license.

SmartFirmware[edit]

SmartFirmware
Developer(s) CodeGen, Inc.
Written in ANSI C
Platform x86, PowerPC, SPARC, ARM, MIPS
Website www.codegen.com/SmartFirmware/

SmartFirmware includes a C to FCode compiler. It is made by CodeGen, Inc. It is written in ANSI C and supports the x86, PowerPC, SPARC, ARM, MIPS architectures.

OpenBOOT[edit]

OpenBOOT
Original author(s) Sun Microsystems
Platform SPARC
Website www.openfirmware.info/OpenBOOT

OpenBOOT was released by Sun Microsystems. It supports the sun4v architecture.

OpenBIOS[edit]

OpenBIOS is portable and licensed under the GPL. It is produced by the OpenBIOS project.

SLOF[edit]

SLOF
Developer(s) IBM
Stable release 1.7.0-4 / December 1, 2008; 6 years ago (2008-12-01)
Platform PowerPC
License Revised BSD license
Website www.ibm.com/developerworks/power/pa-slof/

Slimline Open Firmware is produced by IBM, and is released under a BSD style license. It supports the PowerPC architecture.

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