*countable infinities only

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at chello.at
Fri Jun 1 16:46:47 UTC 2012


drago01 wrote:

> On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 3:30 PM, Kevin Kofler wrote:
>> They "just work" as long as you don't try to actually exercise one of the
>> freedoms we stand for.
> 
> Which one?

"The freedom to study how the program works, and change it so it does your 
computing as you wish (freedom 1)."
"The freedom to distribute copies of your modified versions to others 
(freedom 3)."
http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.en.html

>> It's as easy as setting an option in the firmware ("BIOS") setup, so I
>> don't see why we can't just require it from everyone.
> 
> It is easy for you, for me, for pretty much everyone on this mailing
> list but there are different types of users out there.
> And you effectively want to limit those users to a proprietary OS
> (they cannot even try our live images anymore).

Just include instructions on how to disable "Secure" Boot on the common 
firmware types (on the website, and on the cover of the DVDs we hand out at 
events). There are only a handful BIOS vendors, I don't expect this to 
change much with UEFI.

        Kevin Kofler



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