Red Hat & Ubuntu's UEFI Solutions Not Good For FOSS

Posted by brideoflinux on Jul 6, 2012 11:51 AM EDT
FOSS Force; By Chris Hall
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The FOSS community is understandably upset with both Red Hat and Ubuntu for their planned ways of implementing UEFI Secure Boot. Indeed, both companies plans are unacceptable for a variety of reasons. Free software isn’t free if it requires permission from an outside source before it can be loaded onto a new or used computer. This is true even if the permission comes from a well-meaning bureaucratic regulatory agency. It’s doubly true if that permission must come from a self-serving monopoly with an anti-FOSS history, like Microsoft.

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