Verisign locked UEFI Bootloaders

What is this? Some vendors want to lock down the new UEFI boot loader on machines they sell you. It seems Red Hat and Fedora have some arrangement with Microsoft. Our own zareason will ship all systems with UEFI Secure Boot disabled until a more workable solution is found. The story has evolved quickly.

http://mjg59.dreamwidth.org/12368.html

http://boingboing.net/2012/05/31/lockdown-freeopen-os-maker-p.html

http://linux.slashdot.org/story/12/06/06/1232243/red-hat-clarifies-doubts-over-uefi-secure-boot-solution

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