[Nottingham] More money for nothing

Mat Booth mbooth at fedoraproject.org
Sun Sep 25 19:07:38 UTC 2011

On 23 September 2011 13:40, Jason Irwin <jasonirwin73 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 21/09/11 13:33, Jason Irwin wrote:
>> I'm not sure, but we'd better do something.  Seems that the UEFI (BIOS
>> ROM replacement) proposal could effectively block any alternate OS from
>> booting and prevent anyone from rolling their own.
>> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/21/secure_boot_firmware_linux_exclusion_fears/
> And now MS is claiming is won't.
> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/23/ms_denies_uefi_lock_in/
> Now I am sure that OEMs have a choice in what OSs and other options they
> ship.  They merely have to accept the consequences of making those choices.

The kernel developer's opinions:


Mat Booth

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