[coreboot] Coreboots Board Status have privacy issues for contributors

j443i8 at goat.si j443i8 at goat.si
Sun Nov 25 18:24:06 CET 2018

I took a look into https://review.coreboot.org/cgit/board-status.git?

The commit here 
tells me for example that the MAC address from Paul Menzel is 
bc:5f:f4:c8:d3:98 .
The mac address from the WLAN Router Patrick Georgi is using is based on 
this commit 
the mac 70:3a:cb:bd:fd:e3 . This is probably some Google device his 
device is connecting to because the mac range is registered to Google 
Inc. Now i can lookup in public wifi databases and in some cases i then 
know where the users lives.
The mac address from Chris Thompson is 6c:f0:49:47:22:4d based on 

And the mac address from Denis 'GNUtoo' Carikli who is using parabola as 
os was using a Hitachi HDP725050GLA360 with firmware GM4OA52A and a 
second WDC WD5000AAKB-00YSA0 with firmware 12.01C02 and have switched 
now to a ST9160314AS with 0002SDM1 firmware. His mac address of one of 
his computers is bc:5f:f4:9c:b7:32 . In this computer he is using a 
KINGSTON SV300S37A240G with firmware 603ABBF0 .

I was thinking of contributing to the Board Status but i dont want to 
release any private data and wont contribute now. What is the usage of 
the world to know what mac address the people are using?

Please fix this to:
1) Remove kernel log and replace it with "uname -r" to just know the 
kernel version.
2) Please make the contribution without the force of having to register 
to git. Make a public account that have just access to the 
board-status.git and set this public account into the code itself. Then 
there can be for example a simple live linux iso that people can boot 
with LAN cable connected. No requirement of installation software, of 
setting things up or anything like that.

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