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Re: Niches for the Hurd: evaluation method; was: DRM musings, capabiliti

From: Arne Babenhauserheide
Subject: Re: Niches for the Hurd: evaluation method; was: DRM musings, capabilities and stuff
Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2008 17:09:09 +0100
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Am Dienstag 30 Dezember 2008 16:55:33 schrieb Michal Suchanek:
> You can make the driver return any data you want. However, if the data
> it returns are checksums signed by the cryptography hardware vendor
> key then they are the real checksums of the bios, boot loader, and the
> system including the driver (unless there is a bug somewhere, of
> course).

I just repeat the data they want, sinIce  have access to all keys necessary to 
make my GPLv3 programs work the same way when I modify it. 

Sure, they can devise schemes all to circumvent this - and every scheme will 
make it illegal for them to use GPLv3 software. 

> > Malfunctioning as soon as an irrelevant bit in the system changes can be
> >  blamed on the system, if the application gets the information that the
> > bit changd from the system.
> The system does not really tell, it only relays data from some hardware
> device.

Or changes it - see above. 

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