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Linus Torvalds To Secure Boot Supporters: This Is Not A Dick-Sucking Contest

sfcrazy (1542989) writes | about a year and a half ago

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sfcrazy (1542989) writes "Quite a lot of people raised their eyebrows the way ex-Red Hat developer Matthew Garrett made Microsoft the 'universal' control of any desktops PCs running with UEFI secure boot. Though the intentions of Garrett were clear — to enable GNU/Linux to be able to run Linux on Windows 8 certified PCs with secure boot; it was clearly putting Microsoft in a very powerful position. Linus, while a supporter of secure boot, exploded at Garrett and Howells when they proposed its inclusing in the kernel. Linus responded: Guys, this is not a dick-sucking contest. If you want to parse PE binaries, go right ahead. If Red Hat wants to deep-throat Microsoft, that's *your* issue. That has nothing what-so-ever to do with the kernel I maintain. It's trivial for you guys to have a signing machine that parses the PE binary, verifies the signatures, and signs the resulting keys with your own key. You already wrote the code, for chissake, it's in that f*cking pull request."
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sarcastic *gasp* (1)

u64 (1450711) | about a year and a half ago | (#43012059)

Some will be appalled about the adult wording from Linus. But the real fools are Red Hat. And the foes are Microsoft.

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