coreboot (formerly known as LinuxBIOS) is a Free Software project aimed at replacing the proprietary BIOS (firmware) you can find in most of today's computers. It performs just a little bit of hardware initialization and then executes a so-called payload.
The 2008 coreboot summit is in 1 week! Hope to see you there. See the link in Current events for more information.
Thanks to AMD for being a Silver supporter of the 2008 coreboot summit!