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EStei2
Novice
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Joule Bios

I see multiple posts talking about the Joule bios being open source. Where is the source located?

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idata
Community Manager
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Hi ericengineer,

 

 

Thanks for your interest in the Intel Joule Platform.

 

 

I will investigate where the BIOS source is located and get back to you as soon as I have some useful information.

 

 

Have a nice day!

 

 

Best Regards,

 

-Jose.
idata
Community Manager
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Hi ericengineer,

 

 

Could you be so kind to provide me the links where you found that the BIOS for Intel Joule is open-source?

 

 

I will be waiting for your reply, have a nice day!

 

 

Best Regards,

 

-Jose.

 

idata
Community Manager
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Hi ericengineer,

 

 

Where you able to find the links? Please let me know in order to assist you.

 

 

I will be waiting for your reply, have a nice day!

 

 

Best Regards,

 

-Jose.
Shih-to_F_Intel
Employee
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Jose, would these help?

http://www.i-programmer.info/news/91-hardware/10003-intels-new-joule-in-the-crown.html Intel's New Joule In The Crown

https://www.infoq.com/news/2016/08/intel-joule-iot-module Intel Releases Joule Internet of Things Maker Module Platform

FGold
New Contributor II
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Jose,

good morning.

  1. is there any intention and or plan regarding releasing the BIOS to the community?
  2. If not when will it be fixed, and what are the scheduled release dates?

regarding the reference to open source: http://www.uefi.org/ UEFI-compliant

The Joule is pre-installed with https://ostroproject.org/ Ostro, an open source "reference Linux-based operating system ... tailored for IoT smart devices." The kernel is Linux 4.4, and the BIOS is open source and http://www.uefi.org/ UEFI-compliant. Wireless capabilities include connectors for MHF4 antennas.

http://www.uefi.org/node/154 Do UEFI specifications completely replace the BIOS? | Unified Extensible Firmware Interface Forum

"The UEFI specifications define an interface and the BIOS refers to a specific implementation of the firmware that initializes the platform and loads an OS setup. UEFI specifications define an interface in which the implementation of UEFI performs the equivalent of the BIOS, by initiating the platform and loading the operating system."

Thanks in advance.

idata
Community Manager
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Hi guys,

Thanks for your reaching out.

AlexFei thanks for sharing the links above. Unfortunately, these links aren't from Intel websites, if you check main website of the Joule https://software.intel.com/en-us/iot/hardware/joule The Intel® Joule™ Compute Module | Intel® Software , you will find that it doesn't mention an "Open-source UEFI-compliant BIOS". Probably this was fixed when the customer in floydg at the moment there are no plans for releasing the BIOS to the community and there is no ETA for when it would be available.

Best Regards,

 

-Jose P.
FGold
New Contributor II
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Jose,

Thanks for the update, yet it is vague, and not really beneficial to solving the issues at hand.

Just to clarify:

  1. are you stating that there is no ETA for Joule BIOS releases? Please select: Yes or No
  2. Is there currently any development currently at Intel for BIOS changes to Joule? Please select Yes or No.
  3. If yes, is there an estimated schedule of releases? Please select Yes or No.
  4. If no, should the community conclude that the BIOS for Joule is post mortem? Please select Yes or No.
  5. Can you recommend another board, other then Joule, to use for IOT with Video/HDMI capability?

Thanks in advance.

idata
Community Manager
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Hi floydg,

 

 

I understand that this update is not what you are expecting, if I were in your position I would feel the same way. Unfortunately, this is currently all the information that we have regarding the BIOS of the Intel Joule, so I can't provide any more specific answers regarding this subject. Nevertheless, we will communicate with the Engineer Department to see if there are any updates.

 

 

I appreciate your patience.

 

 

Best Regards,

 

-Jose P.
idata
Community Manager
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Hi floydg,

 

 

I appreciate your patience.

The answer in this thread is applicable to the questions that you asked.

Best Regards,

 

-Jose P.