* Posts by rjs397

2 posts • joined 27 Oct 2016

Worcestershire's airborne electronics warfare wonderland


Book recommendation: Most secret war

If you are interested in WWII radar (as mentioned in this article) then the book "Most Secret War" by R.V.Jones is really worth a read.

ARM: Hold my beer, we'll install patches for your crappy IoT gear for you


Payment for updates and escrow

There is the problem that after a time manufacturers will not want to pay for updates to be distributed.

So I would make it part of the program that:

- fees are for the first three years only (and after this ARM continue to distribute patches forever)

- the manufacturer must support the product and provide security updates themselves for three years

- ARM hold the code in escrow (which must have a working build environment that was used to initially generate the code) which after the three years is then made an open source project; and device owners can opt in to receive updates from those new projects.

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