Random comments on LinuxBIOS
agnew at cs.umd.edu
Wed Apr 16 22:18:00 CEST 2003
The one in question is 6,185,678
And from my understanding, it's owned by the U of Penn and comes down to
their decision when an open source implementation can be released.
- Adam A.
On Wed, 16 Apr 2003, Jeremy Jackson wrote:
> If anyone has some actual patent #'s we can all find out more at
> Of interest so far I find:
> US6546489: Disk drive which provides a secure boot of a host computer system
> from a protected area of a disk
> -doesn't sound like it uses PKI but it's a start
> US6175924: Method and apparatus for protecting application data in secure
> storage areas
> -uses PKI, but for userspace code.
> And we could see the really interesting stuff about MS's Palladium (I know,
> they changed the name...) pending applications for a mere $75 a month.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Adam Agnew" <agnew at cs.umd.edu>
> To: "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederman at lnxi.com>
> Cc: "McMechan, James W CIV" <james.mcmechan at navy.mil>;
> <linuxbios at clustermatic.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2003 7:58 PM
> Subject: Re: Random comments on LinuxBIOS
> > > In addition there is some background work on secure/trusted booting. I
> > > know if anything has really happened with that yet, but ADLO grow out of
> > > the interest in trusted booting.
> > The evils of software patents are still in force. It exists, it can't be
> > released..
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