Is this something we (as consumers of FreeBSD) need to be aware of?

Antonio Olivares olivares14031 at
Tue Jun 5 18:27:41 UTC 2012

On Tue, Jun 5, 2012 at 1:19 PM, Kurt Buff <kurt.buff at> wrote:
> UEFI considerations drive Fedora to pay MSFT to sign their kernel binaries
> This would seem to make compiling from source difficult.

Red Hat is the one that is apparently paying for it.

I believe that should be unnecessary.  It would only be a matter of
time before someone breaks the M$ layer of poop that is supposed to
prevent folks from booting other OSes other than Window$.  They hit
the panic button too soon IMHO.

There is a thread on Fedora list about this and many people are unsure
that Red Hat paying for secure boot was the right thing to do.  See
the archives for references.



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