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Re: Mass bug filing: Cryptographic protection against modification

On Tue, May 04, 2004 at 10:08:29AM -0500, John Hasler wrote:
> Matt writes:
> > The attempted inclusion of otherwise-DFSG software into Debian main
> > intended to run on hardware which will only accept a crypto-signed
> > binary?  Presumably because someone wants Debian to support the hardware

> But why would a manufacturer ship such a thing?  It doesn't protect his
> secrets because he is shipping source, so what is the point?

They may be concerned about other things like approvals that have been
issued to the hardware rather than about keeping their code secret -
things like the issues with wireless cards in Thinkpads spring to mind.

"You grabbed my hand and we fell into it, like a daydream - or a fever."

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