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Sat Jun 2 17:35:07 UTC 2012
On Sat, Jun 2, 2012 at 1:18 PM, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> inode0 wrote:
>> Doing this in my mind should not be allowed as it discriminates
>> against a subset of users. Whether this is legally allowed or not I
>> hope no one would consider doing it.
> I agree. Either Fedora supports "Secure" Boot or it doesn't, doing this per
> package is a very bad idea (unless there's a technical reason requiring it).
I think doing this at the software level is to be left to the software
developer's discretion. And the software developer has all the rights
to do so, for either technical or philosophical reasons.
I am more concerned about the package maintenance level. At the
package maintenance level, it does not make sense to patch against the
upstream decision. On the other hand, a package maintainer should have
the right to not support users filing bugs that potentially originate
from secure boot. This, I think, is equivalent to the fact that a
provenpackager is not responsible for all the packages in the
distribution, although he has the necessary permissions for
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