It seems to me that some Linux developers have been tricked into playing a game they cannot win. Every time the "secure boot" is circumvented it would be considered a security issue in Linux. Secure boot is a whole new aspect of security, and Linux wasn't designed with it in mind. So there will be "security issues" all the time, and that would give Linux bad rap, especially among non-technical people.
I think Microsoft revoking a key for Linux bootloader would be a huge scandal and it would lead to anti-trust actions against the company. It would be better for Linux to refuse the security model demanded by Microsoft rather than try to implement it and fail.
Disclaimer: I'm not closely familiar with the situation around the "Secure boot".
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