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Re: TPM support status ?

From: Vladimir 'phcoder' Serbinenko
Subject: Re: TPM support status ?
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2009 22:27:59 +0200

>> It could mean you can't read a book unless you use their designated
>> non-free
>> reader (with DRM restrictions, etc).
> So use a different bank and a different publisher.
How many record labels will not jump on occasion of an efficient DRM?
How many banks will resist the temptation to say "we're more secure
because of TPM"
>> Since we're going to say no anyway, there's no reason to do it later.  The
>> longer we wait the stronger they'll be, and the more difficult for us to
>> reject their unreasonable demands.
> Because there are valid use cases that aren't about restricting the owner's
> freedom.
Yes but the cost is too high. And few people who really need high
security can afford coreboot motherboard.
>> Right, but we're defending the rights of the legitimate owner of that
>> device,
>> which doesn't have to be the same as the end user (e.g. kiosk).
> I don't see how you're defending the owner's rights. If the owner wants to
> lock down the device then they should be able to.
kiosks are physically protected

Vladimir 'phcoder' Serbinenko

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