Date: Tue, Jun 5, 2012 at 12:52 PM
Subject: the ghost of UEFI and Micr0$0ft
i was reading this article -*
It is written by someone related to redhat and it describes implementing UEFI secure boot in Fedora Core.
Lot of PC/laptop/tablets in 2012 and beyond will have UEFI instead of good old bios.
I want to know what Debian is planning to do and how it will thwart this potential threat to opensource software and now hardware architecture.*
Will Debian community fight against this evil step taken by computer makers ?*
All idea of opensource is not open unless we have access to open hardware architecture.*
06-22-2012, 03:14 PM
Fwd: the ghost of UEFI and Micr0$0ft
Harshad Joshi writes:
> Lot of PC/laptop/tablets in 2012 and beyond will have UEFI instead of
> good old bios.
Bad old bios. Very bad. It was designed for 8080s and floppy disks.
It was excellent for that environment but it has been obsolete for
> Will Debian community fight against this evil step taken by computer
UEFI is not evil (though Coreboot is better), and there is a lot more to
it than the signing stuff. Even the latter is not intrinsically evil:
it all depends on the implementation.
To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to debian-user-REQUEST@lists.debian.org
with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact email@example.com