Licensing? Was: Removing Optical Boot Requirement from F20 Alpha Release Requirements

Greg Woodbury redwolfe at
Thu Sep 19 12:53:13 UTC 2013

On 09/19/2013 06:49 AM, Tim Flink wrote:
> On Thu, 19 Sep 2013 05:26:03 -0400 (EDT)
> Kamil Paral <kparal at> wrote:
>>>   1) modify the alpha criterion so that it only requires optical
>>> media to work if the isos are correctly sized
>>>   2) require booting from optical media at beta when the isos are
>>>   required to be properly sized
>> However, there's one corner case to consider. Due to some licensing
>> issues we still can't test UEFI in VMs. That means we can't really
>> test UEFI boot and installation of Live/DVD/netinst other than
>> burning it (or doing a USB conversion, but then we don't test the
>> vanilla ISO). If Live/netinst burning is broken for some reason
>> (other than being oversize, which is not very likely for these two
>> images), we might have troubles verifying that UEFI works. OTOH this
>> is a very unlikely situation to occur. I'm mentioning it for
>> completeness.
> I know you mentioned it for completeness, just expanding on why I don't
> think it's a huge issue.

Am I being dense, or missing something?
What "licensing issues"?

I have a new Intel "Haswell" (i5-4430/z87) achitecture machine and do 
both VM and bare-metal testing, is there something I should be aware of 
and add tot the testing procedures?

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