[cryptography] Complying with GPL V3 (Tivoization)

Jeffrey Walton noloader at gmail.com
Sun Jan 8 22:46:13 EST 2012


Hi All,

I was reading on CyanogenMod (a custom ROM project for Android) and
"The story behind the mysterious CyanogenMod update"
(http://lwn.net/Articles/448134/).

Interestingly, it seems some privaye keys were circulated to comply
with GPL V3 with some nasty side effects (could anything else be
expected?). Some interesting points were brought up, including how to
comply with GPL V3.

Is anyone aware of papers on integrity/signature schemes or protocols
tailored for GPL V3? Or does this reduce to (1) allow the
hardware/firmware to load additional [trusted] public keys; or (2)
provide the private key for the hardware?

Jeff



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