*countable infinities only

Peter Jones pjones at redhat.com
Thu Jun 14 18:38:25 UTC 2012

On 06/14/2012 01:56 PM, Jay Sulzberger wrote:

> If Fedora appears to accept that Microsoft should have the
> Hardware Root Key, our side's arguments, in several arenas, are
> weakened.

Okay, first off, quit hijacking fedora-devel-list for your unrelated DMCA
stuff. It's entirely the wrong place for that.

Aside from that, you've still got the facts wrong.  What you call the
"Hardware Root Key" the specification calls the "Platform Key" or "PK". PK
serves a couple of functions - it is the ultimate arbiter of what can and
can't add keys to the system, and it is the determining factor as to whether
the Secure Boot feature is enabled.  PK will probably not ever be Microsoft's
key on any system. It'll be a unique to each hardware vendor, or possibly
even unique to various business units within a hardware vendor, or anything
else they happen to choose. It's completely their decision as to how they
ship this, and nothing we can do will ever change that.

The contents of PK are not and have not ever been the question in this thread.

P.S. - It looks really strange when you namedrop yourself in your own email.
It's like referring to yourself in the third person, squared.

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