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drago01 at gmail.com
Sat Jun 2 18:01:07 UTC 2012
On Sat, Jun 2, 2012 at 2:07 PM, Kevin Kofler <kevin.kofler at chello.at> wrote:
> drago01 wrote:
>> You can even download the kernel source, study and modify it compile
>> and resign it and use it just fine with secureboot.
>> Either by using your own key or by using one from a CA (in this case
>> MS) for 99$.
> The CA will only sign kernels meeting its arbitrary security requirements
> (and possibly additional even more arbitrary requirements). That is a
> restriction on the modifications you can do and thus non-Free.
Even if this is the case you still have two other options 1) use your
own key 2) disable secureboot.
So in any case you can do your modification just fine => it is free software.
>> Or you don't do the later and just disable secureboot.
> Right, and I don't see why we can't just require this in the first place.
You seem to entirely miss the point here.
One more time supporting secureboot does not limit what you can do in any way.
It allows you to do more then without (out of the box support on newer
hardware, secure boot process).
You don't like it which is fine, but claiming that supporting
secureboot will make fedora non free is just wrong PERIOD.
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