Yes, and the manufacturer will have a contract relationship with Canonical (why else would they use Canonical's key?), so the manufacturer's onus will be passed on to Canonical.
> IANAL, but I don't think that can happen. [...] It sounds like a spin on
> the old "if I accidentally link my code to GPL code and distribute it,
> then the GPL will spread to my code", which of course is not the case.
Well, according to Nate's feature article on this weeks Security page:
> The company consulted with the FSF about that topic, and were warned
> that the authorization key clause would probably (although not
> definitely...) apply.
So you should be careful with that allegation of a spin: The source is said to be the FSF. Do you accuse them of spinning this tale?
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