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Re: Signature verification in GRUB

From: Chris Murphy
Subject: Re: Signature verification in GRUB
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2012 13:07:39 -0600

On Oct 10, 2012, at 12:33 PM, Matthew Garrett wrote:

> 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 
> grub.

Thanks for the clarification. That makes more sense.

Chris Murphy

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