article on GPLv3, Linux kernel, and Devices Rigged to Malfunction
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Fri Oct 20 17:40:17 UTC 2006
On Fri, 2006-10-20 at 19:59 +0300, Yavor Doganov wrote:
> Is there a way to effectively prevent Tivoization without the help of
> the Linux developers?
I'm not sure there is a way to prevent it, even with their help.
If you wrote a custom boot-loader, for example, which was difficult to
modify and only ran a kernel of a certain checksum, that would probably
help prevent any software on a device being modifiable.
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