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5 July 2012
Karen and Bradley discuss FSF's announcement of FSF's white paper on Restricted Boot, which critiques Red Hat's approach to restricted boot for its Fedora distribution and Canonical, Ltd.'s approach to restricted boot for its Ubuntu distribution.
This show was released on Thursday 5 July 2012; its running time is 00:42:22.
Segment 0 (00:38)
- Karen mentioned it's useful that FSF avoids preloaded names. Bradley used FSF's criticism of the term “intellectual property” as an example of why it's important to avoid biased terminology. (02:22)
- Karen suggested that listeners may want to read FSF's white paper on Restricted Boot. (04:00)
- Bradley suggested also reading the Fedora statement and both Canonical, Ltd. statements. (04:37)
- Bradley and Karen mentioned the many blog posts Matthew Garrett made about UEFI are worth reading in sequence to learn more about this issue. (13:21)
- Bradley mentioned that FSF collaborated with the EFF on the broadcast flag issue. (25:40)
- Alan Cox made some critical posts toward Matthew and the Red Hat policy. (20:50)
- Bradley mentioned this Ancient Aliens from the History channel. (39:15)