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Re: Why don't gnu.org and RMS sign mail? - FDE Crypto


From: Alexandre François Garreau
Subject: Re: Why don't gnu.org and RMS sign mail? - FDE Crypto
Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2019 15:00:55 +0100

Le lundi 4 novembre 2019, 14:51:08 CET Jean Louis a écrit :
> * address@hidden <address@hidden> [2019-11-04 14:05]:
> > Windows is required to disable the trusted computing locks in Most new
> > laptops. Other than windows there are only a few signed operating systems
> > that can be installed without disabling said locks, and they are signed by
> > microsoft.
> 
> That is sad situation. Then is best way not to buy Intel chips and
> find hardware that respects users' rights.
> 
> Look here how Purism, company behind the PureOS, one of the FSF
> endorsed fully free system distributions is disabling the Intel
> management engine:
> 
> https://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/3019569/purism-disables-intels-man
> agement-engine-on-linux-powered-laptops
> https://puri.sm/learn/avoiding-intel-amt/

Purism do not respect users’ freedom: 
https://libreboot.org/faq.html#will-the-purism-laptops-be-supported

Actually they “disable” it, but since it’s proprietary software, down to the 
cpu, and it still runs proprietary software, you can’t trust that for sure.  
They’ve been working with Intel, they *try* to sell that.




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