Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Sep 2011 22:22 UTC, submitted by kragil
Windows The story about how secure boot for Windows 8, part of UEFI, will hinder the use of non-signed binaries and operating systems, like Linux, has registered at Redmond as well. The company posted about it on the Building Windows 8 blog - but didn't take any of the worries away. In fact, Red Hat's Matthew Garrett, who originally broke this story, has some more information - worst of which is that Red Hat has received confirmation from hardware vendors that some of them will not allow you to disable secure boot.
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Sign your code
by chrish on Mon 26th Sep 2011 12:32 UTC
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So... why don't we start signing Linux kernels (or even just the boot loaders)? Surely someone like RedHat could easily contribute a signing authority?

- chrish

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RE: Sign your code
by TechGeek on Mon 26th Sep 2011 13:31 in reply to "Sign your code"
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Because it is against the GPL for one. Open source means I can take the source code and use it. If I can't compile my own software because I can't get it signed, then I really can't use it.

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RE[2]: Sign your code
by MollyC on Mon 26th Sep 2011 22:16 in reply to "RE: Sign your code"
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Yet another GPL/RMS fail.
You can't even sign compiled GPL code? Wow.
There comes a time when a license is too restrictive to be of use.

Instead of Linux fanboys demanding that everyone else live within the restrictions of RMS/GPL religion, why not dump GPL and pick a different OSI-approved open source license?

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RE: Sign your code
by Neolander on Mon 26th Sep 2011 16:53 in reply to "Sign your code"
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Because there is no centralized signing authority ?

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