Re: the ghost of UEFI and Micr0$0ft
On Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 5:34 PM, Roger Leigh <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Let's be clear what this is. I have to get *permission* from someone
> else, to run a program on my own computer. To actually use my
> computer to do my stuff, I have to take extraordinary steps to get
> someone else to grant me access. That's *fundamentally wrong*.
No, we need to be clear that you do *not* have to get permission from
someone else to run a program on your computer. You can get
permission from *yourself* by using your own signing key. The only
downside is that you can't distribute your custom kernel without also
providing the signing key to whomever is going to *also use it with
secure boot* (they are free to disable secure boot, of course, or sign
it with their *own* key, just like you did).
This "new world" doesn't tie you to Microsoft or any other company.