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Re: grub to help refund of pre-installations

From: Yoshinori K. Okuji
Subject: Re: grub to help refund of pre-installations
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2008 03:47:59 +0200
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On Saturday 12 July 2008 16:59:20 Michael Gorven wrote:
> On Saturday 12 July 2008 16:39:21 Robert Millan wrote:
> > On Tue, Jul 08, 2008 at 08:24:33AM +0200, Michael Gorven wrote:
> > > On Tuesday 08 July 2008 07:32:40 Yoshinori K. Okuji wrote:
> > > > This news, basically, says that my company will provide a solution to
> > > > activating pre-installed software in a computer, after entering an
> > > > access code with cryptography, using GRUB 2.
> > >
> > > I have been working on adding support for encrypted partitions to
> > > GRUB2. It includes a generic crypto module with numerous ciphers and
> > > hashes, which may be useful to you. My patch[1] is still waiting for
> > > further review and for some legal issues to be addressed.
> >
> > I think what Okuji said means merging it in GRUB 2 is not a prerequisite
> > for this plan:
> I agree. I was just pointing out that my work may be useful and could save
> him some effort. His module could use the ciphers and hashes from my patch
> instead of reimplementing them again.

Yes. I will use your patch. I also would like to consider whether or how we 
should incorporate your patch into the official repository. Since ciphers are 
useful for many different things, I think the question is only about the API 
or the code structure.


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