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Implementing UEFI Secure Boot in Fedora

Implementing UEFI Secure Boot in Fedora

Posted Jun 1, 2012 13:59 UTC (Fri) by mcoleman (guest, #70990)
In reply to: Implementing UEFI Secure Boot in Fedora by thumperward
Parent article: Implementing UEFI Secure Boot in Fedora

Re "It's difficult to see what a regulatory body could add to that.", let me help you out.

They could forbid this anti-competitive behavior.


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Implementing UEFI Secure Boot in Fedora

Posted Jun 1, 2012 14:34 UTC (Fri) by thumperward (guest, #34368) [Link]

What "anticompetitive behaviour" are just suggesting be "forbidden" here? Do you suggest that a regulatory body could ban OEMs from shipping Microsoft's key, or demand that UEFI secure boot be disabled by default on all new computers, or that the Unified EFI Forum itself be disbanded and the standard torn up?

It is not difficult for any moderately intelligent person to see that at each stage, Microsoft has plenty of wiggle room in stating that choices are provided and that competitors are not locked out. Microsoft's lawyers would have no difficulty whatsoever in impressing that upon any regulatory body.

Implementing UEFI Secure Boot in Fedora

Posted Jun 1, 2012 16:46 UTC (Fri) by raven667 (subscriber, #5198) [Link]

Those are absurd suggestions, straw men to be easily dispatched. Other articles from Matt Garret discussed some alternative approaches to UEFI key management that could make this feature more vendor and user friendly that you may be interested in reading.


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