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On Tuesday, November 22, 2005 15:15, Dan Noe wrote:
> This would enable enhanced
> virus/malware protection, because the evil code wouldn't be signed by a
> trusted party.
> I don't know much about the technology at this point, but like many
> things just because it /can/ be abused doesn't mean it is per se a bad
> idea. It can be used to make computing safer, especially in an open
> source environment where the uses are freely criticized
I agree with the above.
I will never tolerate the use of digital restrictions management technology if
it is required by a third party, however if I wish to use certain aspects of
trusted computing for my own purposes, I welcome the kernel's support of that
technology. Dubious uses of the technology are to be expected by corporations
such as Microsoft, but I believe that it can also be very valuable for