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Details on Ubuntu's UEFI secure boot plan

Details on Ubuntu's UEFI secure boot plan

Posted Jun 27, 2012 8:13 UTC (Wed) by dgm (subscriber, #49227)
In reply to: Details on Ubuntu's UEFI secure boot plan by bronson
Parent article: Details on Ubuntu's UEFI secure boot plan

> Ubuntu distributed the soft are to the vendor.

But, as long as Ubuntu is not the one holding the keys, they will be in the clear regarding GPL compliance.

> You don't think the vendor will kick lawsuits their way if at all possible?

They can sue anybody they want, but that's frivolous litigation, and they may be fined for that.


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Details on Ubuntu's UEFI secure boot plan

Posted Jun 27, 2012 18:38 UTC (Wed) by bronson (subscriber, #4806) [Link]

> But, as long as Ubuntu is not the one holding the keys, they will be in the clear regarding GPL compliance.

Exactly. And Ubuntu is the only one holding their key. Did you think somebody else would have it?

> that's frivolous litigation

It's not frivolous if it's the only way for the white box distributor to to comply with GPLv3.


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