confused about COTS vs open hardware

From: Ben Adida <ben_at_eecs_dot_harvard_dot_edu>
Date: Wed Feb 07 2007 - 08:43:57 CST

Hi all,

I've been reading with interest the latest discussions, and I'm a bit
confused about a topic that I was hoping folks on the list might clear
up for me.

It seems that OVC wants to allow COTS in the software stack, but not
closed hardware (as per Alan's latest response to the Holt bill). How
are those two different, from a security/audit standpoint? More
importantly, it seems the value of open-source voting is radically
diminished if we allow COTS.

So I'm just trying to understand the reasoning behind these two points.
Maybe I misunderstood the points themselves, so correct me if I'm wrong!

-Ben
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