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Playing the game automatically concedes defeat

Playing the game automatically concedes defeat

Posted Jan 27, 2013 16:18 UTC (Sun) by mathstuf (subscriber, #69389)
In reply to: Playing the game automatically concedes defeat by cas
Parent article: Signing ELF binaries

Red Hat has not always acted only for its own purposes. Take the patent settling cases where Red Hat got all of FOSS a license for the patents in question. So they do have a record for going beyond the (typical) call of duty.

That said, it would be nice to have some clarification of what they think the fallout of Microsoft revoking a Linux key (both for "but h4x" and "because market share[holders]" scenarios) would likely be.


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Playing the game automatically concedes defeat

Posted Jan 27, 2013 16:38 UTC (Sun) by mjg59 (subscriber, #23239) [Link]

I can't speak for Red Hat, but the expected outcome of a revoked signature due to security issues is a staged update of new binaries followed by a blacklist update, with the only user-visible inconvenience being that old media will stop working. The expected outcome of a revoked signature due to any other issue is a series of lawsuits.


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