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

Corey Osgood corey.osgood at gmail.com
Thu Aug 30 00:16:31 CEST 2007

Joseph Smith wrote:
> Quoting Corey Osgood <corey.osgood at gmail.com>:
>> But I don't really see why there's a concern about Tivoization,  
>> perhaps I'm just ignorant of how it could be implemented.
> Yeh, maybe I'm ignorant also?? What do you mean by Tivoization??  
> LinuxBios on set-top-boxes?? Hardware hacking?? Fill me in....
> Thanks - Joe

Open source software on hardware that requires a certain digital 
signature in software, so that it won't run if the software has been 
modified. I suppose linuxbios could be used for tivoization of the 
payload, perhaps easier than a normal bios, but in that case couldn't 
linuxbios just be rebuilt to not include the signature checks?


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