AMD Coreboot/Libreboot support

Krugor at 2017-03-07T09:51:45Z

AMD to consider Coreboot/Libreboot support. Contact AMD!!! Let them know there is demand.

In AMD’s AMA here https://www.reddit.com/r/Amd/comments/5x4hxu/we_are_amd_creators_of_athlon_radeon_and_other/ , they say they will seriously consider releasing their Platform Security Processor (PSP) source code. This is their equivalent of the Intel Management Engine and would make AMD processors compatible with coreboot/libreboot.

This would be massive. It would make it possible to have a truly open-source machine, with all the security and privacy benefits that entails. At the moment secure boot relies primarily on aging Intel processors from nearly a decade ago.

In 2011, AMD began supporting coreboot, but stopped in 2013 and introduced the PSP. Why? Because they didn’t think it was economically worthwhile.

Don’t let that happen again! Let’s tell AMD there is demand for this. Get into that thread and comment. And – more importantly – message them! If you’re reading this after the AMA has ended, contact them anyway!

AMD’s Twitter https://twitter.com/amd?lang=en

AMD’s Forums https://community.amd.com/places?filterID=all~objecttype~space

AMD’s contact page (You can find details on AMD in your country) https://www.amd.com/en-us/who-we-are/contact

https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/5x5xl3/amd_to_consider_corebootlibreboot_support_contact/

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Call me synical.. But I'm considering this as marketing double speak until they make a statement that they will "definitely" release on date X or until they actually realease it.


"considering" it means nothing to me. They can consider it for a decade and a half. And then decide not to. I've seen "considering it" use to string customers along far too often to get excited about this.


Freemor at 2017-03-07T12:03:42Z

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>> Freemor:

“Call me synical..”

No, those are all good points =)

JanKusanagi at 2017-03-07T14:13:55Z

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@Freemor well, you can *consider* buying their hardware (but only after it is completely supported by libreboot)

Elena ``of Valhalla'' at 2017-03-07T15:38:30Z