[arch-general] Campaign against Secure Boot

David C. Rankin drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com
Mon Jun 25 00:24:34 EDT 2012

On 06/22/2012 09:09 PM, Manolo Martínez wrote:
> Is Arch going to sign [this petition](http://www.fsf.org/campaigns/secure-boot-vs-restricted-boot/statement)? I, for one humble user, would like it (us, whatever) to.
> Manolo

Sometimes the political side of open-source is just as important to its
continued success as the technical/development side of the house. I have never
seen a FSF position taken that should not be fully supported by every Linux
distro on the planet. From that standpoint, the Arch signature on the movement
will add weight and legitimacy to the cause and may help further the goal of
limiting, if not killing, secure boot requirements from motherboard companies.

It is one of those simple meaningless movements on first blush -- that just
might end up being one of the most important for the continue booting of
open-source OSs on new hardward.

Decision Maker Archers -- It's worth doing.

David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.

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