> Under this scheme Fedora (and others who pay MSFT) will enjoy a privileged > position, able to ship software that just works. If I make a respin of Fedora under that model my version will suck until I pay up.
So you are saying we should make Fedora "suck" to save you 99$ ? This has nothing to do with software freedom. You have the source you are free to sign it (with any key) or not sign it at all.