[coreboot] Libpayload USB support

Joseph Smith joe at settoplinux.org
Fri Feb 5 16:41:06 CET 2010

On 02/05/2010 10:26 AM, Patrick Georgi wrote:
> 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
>> want...
> 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
> place.
> 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.
Don't get me wrong, I love libpayload. I just get frustrated with all 
the crazy licensing conflicts.... it can lead to good code going to 
waste, I have seen it before, and I will probably see it again.

Joseph Smith

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