Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 5th Jun 2009 22:20 UTC
ReactOS ReactOS, the project to create a Windows NT-compatible operating system, has published another news update with some interesting news items. The legal position of the ReactOS Foundation has been strengthened, and now has a VeriSign certificate that might help other open source projects as well, the new ATA driver is more or less complete, and there's some progress in the area of video drivers.
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Bill Shooter of Bul
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Why would there be any confusion as to an "authentic" react OS build? Do other open source programs sign their releases? Or do they anticipate it being a problem due to its Windows-esque behavior?

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ba1l Member since:

It's likely something to do with the way Windows handles code signing - the certificates used to sign code have to be issued by a commercial CSA. In order to be compatible with Windows, ReactOS would have to use the same root certificates.

That said, I'm not sure why they'd be implementing that right now. Nor can I work out why they don;t just create their own root certificate, and sign the releases using that.

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destraht Member since:

I don't understand why ReactOS would need code signing for their drivers. Maybe I don't want them? Solution follows

//if (check_driver_is_signed(driver))

//Am I missed something?

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