Building a free future in embedded devices
Posted Oct 19, 2006 11:37 UTC (Thu) by nim-nim
In reply to: Building a free future in embedded devices
Parent article: Free gadgets need free software
> 1. Creative (along with the vast majority of embedded manufacturers) uses a
> closed-source OS in its products; and
But some manufacturers DO use FLOSS OSes. They're the ones we don't want to listen to DRM sirens just because media industry likes it and they can freely drm-ize their FLOSS product.
> 3. the ability to cryptographically sign home-brewed firmware is utterly
> irrelevant in this case, since users could downgrade to the older official
> firmware version once they discovered the newer version's lack of features.
Don't be naïve, of course the media industry would require signing by a new key and revocation of the old one when the new firmware is applied in this case.
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