Re: [GIT PULL] Load keys from signed PE binaries

From: Theodore Ts'o
Date: Mon Feb 25 2013 - 23:45:40 EST

On Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 02:25:55PM +1000, Dave Airlie wrote:
> Its a simple argument, MS can revoke our keys for whatever reason,
> reducing the surface area of reasons for them to do so seems like a
> good idea. Unless someone can read the mind of the MS guy that
> arbitrarily decides this in 5 years time, or has some sort of signed
> agreement, I tend towards protecting the users from having their Linux
> not work anymore, because we were scared of a PE loader in the kernel.

If Microsoft will revoke keys for whatever reason they want, without
any regard to the potential PR and legal consequences to Microsoft,
there's absolutely **nothing** you can do, short of choosing to use
more open hardware (for example, like the Chromebook Pixel).

If you're that terrified of the completely arbitrary and capricious
Microsoft guy having us by the short hairs, why aid and abet Microsoft
control-freak model?

- Ted
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