Concur with other comments re: restricted boot
Posted Jan 3, 2013 9:23 UTC (Thu) by dskoll
In reply to: Concur with other comments re: restricted boot
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I'm more optimistic than you. This fight only has to be won in one largish jurisdiction. Imagine if a government of a medium-sized country mandated that all systems it purchases (or better, all systems sold in that country) must permit end-users to disable secure boot and/or install their own keys. We'd win everywhere because motherboard manufacturers are not going to make special-case systems for one jurisdiction, nor would they be willing to cede that market to competitors.
Yeah, there's no political will in the US, whose government is utterly dysfunctional anyway, but we should press this issue everywhere.
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