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

Polytropon freebsd at
Tue Jun 5 18:37:20 UTC 2012

On Tue, 5 Jun 2012 11:19:26 -0700, Kurt Buff wrote:
> UEFI considerations drive Fedora to pay MSFT to sign their kernel binaries

I may reply with another link:

> This would seem to make compiling from source difficult.

It won't need much time until hackers find a way to find
a way around booting restrictions. Maybe this is an additional
step needed to make non-"Windows" boot on then-current
hardware. A free market won't allow a situation come up
that requires the competitor to obtain a "permission"
by its concurrent to make his product work. It would
also show a "security feature" being an aspect of
"defective by design" regarding computer hardware
and its manufacturers.

Compiling from source? You don't even get that far! :-)

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