Seal It or Hack It?
Linux Journal asks if
embedded Linux devices should be "sealed" or "hackable"?
"While I agree in principle at the impossibility of obfuscating computer
programs, there are certainly points of diminishing returns. If I'm running a piece of code on, for example, a PIC 16F84 processor with
built-in MD5 encoding and tamper-resistance protection, this offers a
much larger degree of intellectual property protection than an embedded
Linux kernel where any attempts to modify the filesystem for this purpose
must be explicitly made available under the GPL. "
(Submitted by Noel Tue Mar 26, 2002 )
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