> And so we see the tentacles of this control scheme worming their way deeper into (so-called) free software. Signed bootloaders, signed kernels, now killing useful functionality and forcing developers of kernel modules to jump through hoops just to run their own code? Where does this madness end?
Suppose you replaced secure boot with physical keys, bootloaders and kernels with doors and windows, Microsoft with some popular lock company, manufacturers with locksmiths (who have a special relationship with lock companies), and attackers with burglars.
It would then be clear who the real enemies are, and why we can't stop them just by making stronger doors or crazier legislation.
Your statement would then become
> And so we see the tentacles of this control scheme worming their way deeper into (so-called) private property. Locked doors, locked windows, forcing builders of doorknobs to jump through hoops just to enter their own homes? Where does this madness end?
Still correct, yet somehow life goes on, and few people argue that locks should be stopped.