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Re: Signature verification in GRUB

From: Matthew Garrett
Subject: Re: Signature verification in GRUB
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2012 19:33:11 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

On Tue, Oct 09, 2012 at 06:32:49PM -0600, Chris Murphy wrote:

> Basically Fedora 18 will be the first Fedora to support UEFI Secure 
> Boot. They are moving to a shim bootloader before GRUB2 because GRUB2 
> is GPLv3 licensed, which requires making signing keys available 
> (Installation Method requirement) so users can still make their own 
> modifications and boot the system with those modifications.

This isn't quite accurate - GPLv3 wasn't an issue, but using shim makes 
it easier to guarantee that users can exercise their freedoms and also 
means we don't have to upload a binary to Microsoft every time we update 

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