Keys and hardware
Posted Oct 3, 2006 18:39 UTC (Tue) by man_ls
In reply to: GPLv2 or, at your option, any later version
Parent article: Busy busy busybox
Ingo, just a(nother) fine point.
[...] they now propose to control works created independently of GPL-ed code (such as hardware), by creatively including portions of those works (certain "keys") in the definition of "Source Code".
How come the cryptographic keys are now part of the hardware? Is your key part of your house? Part of your door, or even part of your lock? A crypto key is just a number; it is a necessary piece of the algorithm to install the software onto the hardware, true, but the same is true of any ./configure
scripts. Are they part of the hardware too?
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