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