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Thursday, October 25 • 10:45am - 11:30am
The State of Linux and UEFI Secure boot

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The release of Windows-8 is imminent, meaning that secure boot nowbecomes a reality Linux must deal with.  This talk will detail whatsecure boot is, how it works, how Linux people have been interactingwith Microsoft and the UEFI forum to make sure the present incarnationof Secure Boot is compatible with all the Linux Licensing requirements.We will also explain how the problem divides into two pieces: that ofsimply ensuring that Linux continues to boot on modern hardware and thatof trying to take advantage of secure boot to enhance the security ofLinux. We will finish with discussion of the four current solutionsavailable today for Secure Boot (the Linux Foundation pre-bootloader,Fedora shim, SUSE MOK and Ubuntu's signed efilinux loader).

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James Bottomley

CTO of Server Virtualisation, Parallels
James Bottomley is CTO of Server Virtualisation at Parallels and Linux Kernel maintainer of the SCSI subsystem, PA-RISC Linux and the 53c700 set of drivers. He has made contributions in the areas of x86 architecture and SMP, filesystems, storage and memory management and coherency. He is currently a Director on the Board of the Linux Foundation and Chair of its Technical Advisory Board. He was born and grew up in the United Kingdom. He went to... Read More →

Thursday October 25, 2012 10:45am - 11:30am
Grand Conference Room

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