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Hifn Restricts Crypto Docs, OpenBSD Opens Fire 304

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
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Mhrmnhrm writes "After totally closing off public access to documentation for their chips roughly five years ago, Hifn is again offering them, but with an invasive registration requirement. Needless to say, Theo de Raadt and the rest of the OpenBSD team were not amused, and following a Hifn manager's missive, the gauntlet has been thrown. Either open the docs fully, or be removed from the system. This wouldn't be the first time... the same thing happened to both Adaptec and Intel following similar spats."
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Hifn Restricts Crypto Docs, OpenBSD Opens Fire

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