It looks like the Trusted Computing Platform Alliance (TCPA) is no more, although that's not necessarily a good thing. The new Trusted Computing Group is basically composed of the same members of the TCPA, but now instead of focusing on the design and specifications of "trusted computing" (AKA Palladium), they're now focused on bringing it to market as soon as possible.
"TCG is a more formal group with licensing policy, a marketing budget, and a mission to push the trusted computing technology into a variety of devices."
Okay, now let's summerize:
- "formal licensing policy" => ream the end users
- "push the trusted computing technology" => force Microsoft's plan for total market dominance upon unwilling users
- "variety of devices" => there's no escaping it!