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    Introducing Boot Software Updates

    Jun 24, 2021
    In the v82 LmP release we delivered a new powerful feature - Boot Software Updates. It provides a mechanism for updating all boot artifacts, including SPL/TF-A/OP-TEE/U-Boot proper and custom M4 firmware images.
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    FoundriesFactory using Yocto Project to easily handle copyleft compliance for GPLv2 and GPLv3

    Jun 14, 2021
    The Yocto Project provides a set of tools to help with Open Source Software compliance. The FoundriesFactory is configured to use some of them by default and provides a good starting point when working with license requirements. The focus here is to configure the Linux microPlatform (LmP) to avoid installing packages under the GPLv3 family license and to deploy the artifacts required by the GPLv2 family license. **This document focuses on some technical aspects of the Yocto Project build process and must not be considered legal advice. Always consult a lawyer.**
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    How to wave

    Apr 6, 2021
    In a production environment it is convenient to plan updates, and have control on when and which device(s) are updated. FoundriesFactory Waves is the feature for this. This post gathers a suggested sequence of commands to configure the first wave, and to guide for next waves.
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    Release on demand with FoundriesFactory Waves

    Mar 23, 2021
    Are you interested how we managed to combine Mutual TLS, The Update Framework, Over The Air updates and Release on Demand in one feature? And also how did that help Foundries.io to provide an easy and controlled way for our customers to provision secure updates to millions of devices over public networks? This blog post introduces a FoundriesFactory Waves feature that will be publicly available at the start of Q2 2021.
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    Taking ownership of device gateway PKI

    Jan 20, 2021
    Talking about security requires precision. However, precise language can be hard to digest for even most technical audiences. What follows is what I call a "pepperoni pizza" article. It's nobody's first choice, but most everyone can eat it.
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    Fiotest - part II

    Nov 20, 2020
    Part II of the fiotest series series will focus on some examples of what you can do with fiotest. Hopefully you'll find some inspiration and things you can copy/paste into your own tests.
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    Fiotest - part I

    Nov 1, 2020
    We've been using a tool called "fiotest" for months now, but haven't really explained the what, why, and how. This is the first part of a small series of articles to explain fiotest.
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    How Devices Use Docker

    Oct 9, 2020
    A fairly common question I get asked is how Factory devices securely pull container images from our Docker Registry, hub.foundries.io. It's kind of interesting, so I thought I'd explain.
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    What's a Target?

    May 14, 2020
    A Foundries Factory is a unique new concept. Conceptualizing a Factory can sometimes seem difficult. I've encountered this enough to see a common problem - we are looking at things the wrong way.
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    LMP Container Orchestration Roadmap - Episode 2

    Apr 17, 2020
    Back in December, we laid out a roadmap for container orchestration. Then the dust settled from the Docker spinoff. What we now know is that Docker Apps is an inactive project. tldr; It's not a big deal for our customers and they are going to automagically get something better very soon:
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