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

Robert Vogel vogel at ct.metrocast.net
Thu Aug 30 02:18:41 CEST 2007

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Joseph Smith" <joe at smittys.pointclark.net>
To: <linuxbios at linuxbios.org>
Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2007 5:08 PM
Subject: Re: [LinuxBIOS] [RFC] Call for Action: LinuxBIOS foundations

> 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
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If you buy a Tivo, you have a right to get a copy of the software and you 
can. But, I'm told, if you modify it in any way...it will not run. That's 

It is not so different than a motherboard which might be 'bricked' if you 
modify the BIOS.

GPLV3 prevents this kind of practice.

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