[coreboot] coreboot binary policy
tpearson at raptorengineeringinc.com
Fri Oct 30 17:03:07 CET 2015
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On 10/30/2015 10:44 AM, Alex G. wrote:
> On 10/29/2015 09:48 AM, Marc Jones wrote:
>> Hello coreboot,
> Hi Marc
>> Please limit comments to specific items in this version. If you have
>> additions for the next version (if needed), the draft document is open
>> for comment.
> That looks pretty good. I think you've done a great job of clarifying
> the requirements of ISA vs non-ISA blobs compared to the last version.
> I've made some comments on it to ask for clarification about the
> versioning requirements.
> While not necessarily specific to this version, are we still considering
> forbidding "no-reverse engineering" and "no-modification" clauses for blobs?
No modification will be enforced by the hardware very quickly for
critical blobs (it already is on x86); additionally, certain countries
like the United States expressly prohibit modification of copyrighted
The reverse engineering case is also fairly murky in the United States
at least; while prohibiting a "no-reverse engineering" clause is a good
start theoretically, I don't know if it will actually gain the project
anything in reality due to existing law and case precedent.
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