I am happy to tell you that flashrom (which was is a grown up former daughter project of coreboot) got one of the coreboot slots in Google Summer of Code 2010. A big thank you to Stefan Reinauer for managing the combined flashrom+coreboot GSoC projects this year.
Welcome to the coreboot developers’ blog. This will become the place where our awesome Google Summer of Code students will log their progress during this summer. I’m really looking forward to all the great projects we are going to have this year. Of course, if you are a coreboot developer, and want to post here, drop me a note.
As you may know there's a Google Summer of Code program again this year.
The deadline for student applications is April 9th at 19:00 UTC, so if you're a student and you want to work on a coreboot (open-source BIOS / PC firmware) or flashrom (open-source BIOS chip flasher) project, please apply in time.
The following coreboot/flashrom GSOC project ideas have been proposed so far (but you can also suggest your own ideas, of course):
- Infrastructure for automatic code checking
- TianoCore on coreboot
- coreboot port to Marvell ARM SOCs with PCIe
- coreboot port to AMD 800 series chipsets
- coreboot mass-porting to AMD 780 series mainboards
- coreboot panic room
- coreboot cheap testing rig
- coreboot GeodeLX port from v3 to v4
- Drivers for libpayload
- Board config infrastructure
- Refactor AMD code
- Payload infrastructure
- flashrom: Multiple GUIs for flashrom
- flashrom: Recovery of dead boards and onboard flash updates
- flashrom: SPI bitbanging hardware support
- flashrom: Generic flashrom infrastructure improvements
- flashrom: Laptop support
See this wiki page for why and how to apply for a coreboot/flashrom project.