Two Linux firmware articles


Firmware Security

1) Linux Vendor Firmware Service launches

In a Phoronix article today, Michael Larabel describes the new Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS) has been announced.

“This site provides a place for hardware vendors to submit packaged firmware updates, typically .cab files. This fire-and-forget service allows vendors to submit firmware updates without generating and hosting AppStream metadata themselves.”

More information:
https://beta-lvfs.rhcloud.com/
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Linux-Vendor-Firmware-S
https://github.com/hughsie/fwupd

2) Intel on Linux firmware updates

Brian Richardson posted a blog yesterday, with information on Linux fwupdate, UEFI Capsule (firmware updates), UEFI 2.5 ESRT, and the Fedora firmware update mechanism.

More information:
http://blogs.intel.com/evangelists/2015/06/23/better-firmware-updates-in-linux-using-uefi-capsules/

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