[LinuxBIOS] [RFC] Call for Action: LinuxBIOS foundations

Robert Millan rmh at aybabtu.com
Wed Aug 29 17:37:29 CEST 2007

On Wed, Aug 29, 2007 at 09:39:10AM -0400, Robert Vogel wrote:
> >> Maybe this is sligtly off topic here (and a little bit paranoid..), but 
> >> when one
> >> consider the fact that "trusted computing" becomes more and more 
> >> prevalent in
> >> new systems (mandatory soon maybe?!), doesn't this outright kill the LB 
> >> project?
> >
> > The opposite is the case. LinuxBIOS is the _only_ chance out there that
> > allows controlling the restrictions. It does not restrict the vendor in
> > controlling the "bootblock" -- Since there is no such thing as the
> > bootblock in LinuxBIOSv2, I wonder what the technical meaning of that
> > part of the specification is supposed to be.

I don't mean to start a flame but, uhm well I'll have to take the risk :-)

Have you considered the possiblity that LinuxBIOS is used for Tivoization?

Robert Millan

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