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by JFarns
Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:28 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Programatically lock SD Card to hardware unit?
Replies: 28
Views: 7079

Re: Programatically lock SD Card to hardware unit?

<t>Wow, this thread sort of blew up with a deeper discussion of open source philosophy. Thanks for all the replies. For those questioning the motives and how it relates to an open source platform, in this instance the value added in the commercial product is the software. A business would have a har...
by JFarns
Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:12 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Programatically lock SD Card to hardware unit?
Replies: 28
Views: 7079

Re: Programatically lock SD Card to hardware unit?

<t>Thanks for the response. Basically, if one were to sell a Raspberry Pi based device, there wouldn't be much to stop an unscrupulous user from just making copies of the SD card, get their own devices and start selling their own. Since everything has to be on the SD card as there is no flash, it is...
by JFarns
Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:41 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Programatically lock SD Card to hardware unit?
Replies: 28
Views: 7079

Re: Programatically lock SD Card to hardware unit?

<t>I'm trying to figure out if there is a way to lock the software (SD Card) to a particular hardware unit. For example, if there is way to programatically get a serial number or something from the board, ARM, etc.<br/> <br/> Is this possible? Or does anyone have a better/different idea?<br/> <br/> ...

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