The 2019 OCP Global Summit will be held on March 14th-15th at the San Jose Convention Center. As part of this Summit, we are very excited to announce the first Open Source Firmware Meetup. The details for this 2-day event can be found on here.
While Open Source has been the norm in the software space for decades, the Open Compute Project (OCP) has taken this concept to the hardware space and spurred innovation with multiple open source hardware designs. This move has spurred the engineering community to rethink the invisible but important firmware component, that acts as a glue between hardware and software. Traditionally, firmware was proprietary and closed, but there is growing interest in collaborating on Open Source firmware alternatives. This trend was also observed within the OCP community, leading to the incubation of multiple sub-projects like OpenRMC, Open System Firmware (OSF) and Security.
The purpose of this meetup is to encourage collaboration among firmware engineers working in various OCP workgroups, such as Hardware Management (DMTF, OpenBMC, OpenRMC), Open System Firmware (Coreboot, LinuxBoot, UEFI/EDKII) and Security (Cerberus, PFR solutions). Each of these community projects are encouraged to make use of this Meetup to accelerate progress in their respective areas. We hope to accomplish, with this meetup, among other things: to review and revise requirements/specifications/roadmaps, hack a feature and upstream code, discuss and resolve complex pending issues and work on a make file strategy for Open Compute-hosted GitHub.
Due to the diversity of firmware teams and projects, it would be ideal to determine the topic streams of common interest beforehand to maximize the benefit of this face-to-face opportunity. For those of you interested, we encourage you to work with the respective leads of the OCP project workgroups to participate in this event. Consume, Collaborate and Contribute to the OCP Community!
Please see the following links to the relevant OCP Project workgroups. Reach out to leads for any of these workgroups to discuss new topics for coordination.