Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd Jun 2012 23:17 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu After Fedora, Ubuntu has now also announced how it's going to handle the nonsense called "Secure" Boot. The gist: they'll use the same key as Fedora, but they claim they can't use GRUB2. "In the event that a manufacturer makes a mistake and delivers a locked-down system with a GRUB 2 image signed by the Ubuntu key, we have not been able to find legal guidance that we wouldn't then be required by the terms of the GPLv3 to disclose our private key in order that users can install a modified boot loader. At that point our certificates would of course be revoked and everyone would end up worse off." So, they're going to use the more liberally licensed efilinux loader from Intel. Only the bootloader will be signed; the kernel will not.
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RE[4]: Comment by NuxRo
by Gone fishing on Sun 24th Jun 2012 05:50 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by NuxRo"
Gone fishing
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I have, but exactly what do you think that will accomplish? Microsoft doesn't give a shit how many signatures are on a stupid petition. It does not matter. Even if they get a million signatures,


http://www.fsf.org/campaigns/secure-boot-vs-restricted-boot/stateme...

A million signatures will carry weight in the EU and an EU antitrust lawsuit MS will care about. In fact politicians in general care about organized groups of voters.

Of course if your considering direct action and whacking some MS top brass that might work - I'll enjoy reading about it in the papers.

Edited 2012-06-24 06:01 UTC

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