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Re: EFI in Debian



In article <20120708235244.GB24807@thunk.org>  Ted Ts'o wrote:
> Matthew Garret believes that this is a requirement; however, there is
> no documented paper trail indicating that this is actually necessary.
> There are those who believe that Microsoft wouldn't dare revoke a
> Linux key because of the antitrust issues that would arise.

Hey, it's hardly my fault that nobody else bothered turning up to the
well-advertised events where this got discussed...

> This would especially true if the bootloader displayed a spash screen
> with a huge penguin on it, and the user was obliged to hit a key
> acknowledging the spash screen before the boot was allowed to
> continue.  James is working on a signed bootloader which would do
> this.

Well, sure, we could associate "Large picture of a penguin on your boot
screen" with "your machine has been hacked", but I'm not convinced that's
a great strategy.

-- 
Matthew Garrett | mjg59@srcf.ucam.org


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