[arch-general] Campaign against Secure Boot

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Tue Jun 26 04:28:02 EDT 2012

On Mon, 2012-06-25 at 22:29 -0400, Manolo Martínez wrote:
> On 06/26/12 at 12:55am, Karol Babioch wrote:
> > I have only the following criticism: Given the relatively low cost of
> > getting a signed certificate from Microsoft (to my knowledge it will
> > cost about 100 USD), it might fail to achieve what it is proposed to.
> > Obviously Microsoft will try to prevent any sort of abuse, but even if
> > Microsoft only hands out signed certificates after some extensive checks
> > to trustworthy companies/organisations, it can't control it from there
> > on any more.
> Just for clarification: you seem to be endorsing a model in which
> organizations (linux distros?) pay Microsoft for the right to install
> non-Microsoft software in PCs. Is that correct?

First of all: Apologize for my OT noise.
Second: Yes, FLOSS users are willing to pay 99 USD to an organization
to use free as in beer software.

I can't resist: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IXmHqPWxUw ;D

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