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

Bruce Cran bruce at
Wed Jun 6 08:45:08 UTC 2012

On 06/06/2012 08:32, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> On deeper thought though, the whole idea appears completely unworkable.
>   It means that you will not be able to compile your own kernel or
> drivers unless you have access to a signing key.  As building your own
> is pretty fundamental to the FreeBSD project, the logical consequence is
> that FreeBSD source should come with a signing key for anyone to use.

It just means that anyone wishing to run their own kernels would either 
need to disable secure boot, or purchase/create their own certificate 
and install it.

Bruce Cran

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