*countable infinities only

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Tue Jun 19 18:15:34 UTC 2012

On Tue, 2012-06-19 at 12:03 -0400, Jay Sulzberger wrote:

> Adam, just a short bald claim:
> In the United States and Europe there is a large body of statute
> law, regulatory rulings, and court decisions which say that yes,
> a large powerful company cannot take certain actions to impede
> competitors.  In particular entering into a compact to make
> Fedora harder to install on every single x86 home computer sold
> is not allowed.  Or once was not allowed.  Recently neither
> regulatory bodies, nor courts, have enforced these old once
> settled laws and regulations.

I'm aware of this. So are Red Hat's lawyers, I'm sure. I am inferring
from the stuff posted by Matthew so far that they believe there is no
basis for a legal complaint in Microsoft's behaviour in this area. I
certainly can't see one myself, though of course I am not a lawyer; as
I've already noted, it's very hard to characterize Microsoft's behaviour
as 'impeding competitors'. They have done nothing at all to prevent
anyone else from complying with the Secure Boot specification.
Adam Williamson
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