Reverse engineering binary firmware

Andrius Štikonas stikonas at
Mon Mar 2 18:09:25 UTC 2009

> Perhaps there is a misunderstanding.  I am looking for firmware
> released as binaries under a free license.  If someone decompiles
> such a binary and gives it meaningful function and variable names,
> and comments to explain it, that will be free source code.
> This firmware is not an option because it has a "proprietary, free to
> redistribute (but not modify), license".  To do reverse engineering on
> this and make a useful result would require a clean-room procedure.
> Can anyone recommend a real candidate?

These two files under X11 license are probably most important for the

This is microcode for AMD video cards which is required in order to have
2D/3D acceleration with otherwise free drivers.

Andrius Štikonas
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