[coreboot] Libpayload USB support

Patrick Georgi 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
> 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

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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