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Old 07-06-2012, 11:00 AM   #1
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LXer: Red Hat & Ubuntu's UEFI Solutions Not Good For FOSS


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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 isnít 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. Itís doubly true if that permission must come from a self-serving monopoly with an anti-FOSS history, like Microsoft.

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