November 20, 2012

Bottomley: Adventures in Microsoft UEFI Signing

James Bottomley's UEFI bootloader signing experience is worth a read...still a few glitches in the system. "Once the account is created, you still can’t upload UEFI binaries for signature without first signing a paper contract. The agreements are pretty onerous, include a ton of excluded licences (including all GPL ones for drivers, but not bootloaders). The most onerous part is that the agreements seem to reach beyond the actual UEFI objects you sign. The Linux Foundation lawyers concluded it is mostly harmless to the LF because we don’t ship any products, but it could be nasty for other companies."

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