LVFS Gaining More Recognition For Firmware Updates, Transitioning To A Linux Foundation Project
Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware on 30 October 2018 at 09:31 AM EDT. 10 Comments
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The Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS) that works for distributing hardware firmware updates from laptop/motherboard UEFI capsule updates to different peripherals is continuing to receive more recognition in this era of increased security concerns.

LVFS works in-step with Fwupd for open-source firmware updating on Linux systems and more organizations are taking note. Richard Hughes of Red Hat who has led the LVFS/fwupd development noted today that UK's National Cyber Security Center is now weighing purchasing decisions based upon the hardware's LVFS compatibility from OEMs/OEDMs. This UK cyber security group is just one of a number of large government organizations and public corporations mandating LVFS firmware update support.

Hughes also noted that LVFS is slowly moving to become a Linux Foundation project but didn't over anymore details in today's blog post.

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