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+ - Free Software Foundation Campaigning To Stop UEFI SecureBoot->

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gnujoshua writes "The article title is "Free Software Foundation Campaigning To Stop UEFI SecureBoot". However, this is simply not true. We want computer manufacturers to implement Secure Boot in a way that is secure. If a user can't disable Secure Boot and they are unable to sign their own software (e.g., bootloader, OS, etc), then we call that particular implementation "Restricted Boot." We don't want computer makers to implement Restricted Boot. We want them to implement Secure Boot and to provide a way for individuals to install a fully free OS on their computers. Many computer makers *are* implementing UEFI Secure Boot in this way and we want to continue encouraging them to do so. Please add a correction/update to this article because it is very damaging to our work. Below is the complete text of our statement that we ask people to sign:

We, the undersigned, urge all computer makers implementing UEFI's so-called "Secure Boot" to do it in a way that allows free software operating systems to be installed. To respect user freedom and truly protect user security, manufacturers must either allow computer owners to disable the boot restrictions, or provide a sure-fire way for them to install and run a free software operating system of their choice. We commit that we will neither purchase nor recommend computers that strip users of this critical freedom, and we will actively urge people in our communities to avoid such jailed systems."

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