Re: [hackers-il] Impact of "trusted computing" on Free Software?
- On Fri, 18 Mar 2005 19:43:40 +0200, Elad Efrat <elad@...> wrote:
> Omer Zak wrote:
> > My question/concern is: will it be possible to use Free Software on
> > such hardware, and if yes - under what conditions?
> as with any software, if specifications exist, the
> drivers can be written. :) OS projects that want
> to ask the hardware vendors to release the
> specifications, unless they already did so..
Well, this really depends. What if the APIs are open, the specs are
free etc. etc. BUT you have to get a signature on your code from
micro^H^H^H^H^H a trusted party so the hardware chip can verify it.
Did I misunderstand the technology, or is this how it's going to work?