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Re: [Ghm-discuss] [OT] UEFI restricted boot

From: Rick Hodgin
Subject: Re: [Ghm-discuss] [OT] UEFI restricted boot
Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2012 05:47:13 -0700 (PDT)


In my personal opinion, our ONLY defense against any of this is GPLv3 and 
completely free software.

Someone pointed out that HURD was under GPLv2, which just blew me away.  I also 
found out the microkernel they use is under a FreeBSD license, and the 
maintainers of that software have no intentions whatsoever of changing.

I keep saying it, but we need free software (and GPLv3 free software at that).  
We're completely useless to society and the causes of freedom without it.

This is the last comment I'll make on this subject unless asked.  I don't want 
to harp.  But I truly don't believe people realize what's going on here.  The 
battle of UEFI and TiVo-ization are the start of what's coming.

Our only recourse (since we don't have billions of dollars) is target open 
hardware and stay there, making videos, writing software, making speeches, 
informing people.  Eventually people will see value in what we're doing as they 
themselves encounter restrictions.

In the age of the web, non-free software is the most damaging thing to humanity 

Best regards,
Rick C. Hodgin

--- On Fri, 6/8/12, Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> wrote:

> From: Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden>
> Subject: [Ghm-discuss] [OT] UEFI restricted boot
> To: "Paolo Bonzini" <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> Date: Friday, June 8, 2012, 8:19 AM
> Hi!
> Paolo Bonzini <address@hidden>
> skribis:
> > Il 07/06/2012 22:04, Alfred M. Szmidt ha scritto:
> >> I know where I'll do my battles, and it isn't with
> the Hurd; I have a
> >> free operating system running today... But Tomorrow
> I might not have a
> >> computer that allows me to install it.  Where
> will you do your battle?
> >
> > And here I am, agreeing with Alfred again... It's going
> to snow in hell
> > someday if we keep this track...
> I would agree, of course.  However, while I can fiddle
> with the Hurd or
> some other piece of software, I really have no clue what I
> can do with
> this UEFI story.
> What’s your take on this?  What concrete actions
> should hackers take?
> Thanks,
> Ludo’.

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