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Making UEFI Secure Boot Work With Open Platforms

“”Secure boot” is a technology described by recent revisions of
the UEFI specification; it offers the prospect of a
hardware-verified, malware-free operating system bootstrap process
that can improve the security of many system deployments.

Linux and other open operating systems will be able to take
advantage of secure boot if it is implemented properly in the
hardware. This document is intended to describe how the UEFI secure
boot specification can be implemented to interoperate well with
open systems and to avoid adversely affecting the rights of the
owners of those systems while providing compliance with proprietary
software vendors’ requirements


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