Open Firmware to prevent attacks

From: Edward Cherlin <echerlin_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Wed Apr 01 2009 - 03:08:14 CDT

This is not yet a solution, but Mitch Bradley's Open Firmware, used by
Sun, Apple, and One Laptop Per Child instead of a BIOS, is fully
auditable GPLed software. I can read much of the code, and there are
experts available who can read all of it, and know what it is supposed
to do and how it goes about its business. The only mysteries that
remain are in the initialization values for undocumented proprietary
hardware, which we don't have to use.

Silent Thunder (默雷/धर्ममेघशब्दगर्ज/دھرممیگھشبدگر ج) is my name
And Children are my nation.
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