[coreboot] Libpayload USB support
patrick at georgi-clan.de
Fri Feb 5 16:26:47 CET 2010
Am 05.02.2010 16:12, schrieb Joseph Smith:
> Ok, but I don't see how closed-source can ever be a good thing for
> coreboot. Especially when we boast about our code being open-source for
> the world to see that it has no security concerns....
> To me it sounds like an easy spot for an OEM to slip in what ever they
Payloads aren't linked to coreboot, so they can be licensed however the
developer wants in any case, and OEMs can do whatever they want at that
libpayload is just a service to payload developers, and I'd prefer to
have payloads use a known, working and auditable set of library calls
and drivers over whatever hacks OEMs come up with.
Besides: There are open source licenses that the GPL is incompatible
with, but BSD can be combined with pretty much everything. This choice
is not just to allow closed payloads.
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