[Linux-aus] Request - A UEFI Education page on Linux Australia Website?

James Polley jamezpolley at gmail.com
Sat Aug 11 15:08:17 EST 2012

On Sat, Aug 11, 2012 at 12:26 PM, Brent Wallis <brent.wallis at gmail.com>wrote:

> Dear LA Council,
> May we place a page on the Linux Australia Website specifically designed
> to educate and debate the issues around UEFI Secure Boot?

No permission needed to add a page to the wiki :) Just hit up
http://wiki.linux.org.au/, log in (link is on the top-right, same
username/password as for MemberDB - you can change it at
https://www.linux.org.au/membership/ if you've forgotten it).

I think the main website requires extra permissions to be able to edit
pages, but the wiki is probably a better place to put this content while
it's being worked on.

I am happy to do the content work (with help from scribes like KR) and
> submit anything for approval before it is posted.
> My original list post on the matter is below.
> After much research, have come to the conclusion that my original idea of
> a press statement would be ineffective at this point in time.
> Am a little surprised, comment on this has dried up!
> But it ain't gonna go away and we need to deal with it!
> Rgds
> BW
> <snip>
> Colleagues!
> A press release at this stage would not bode well.
> This whole issue is a work in progress, like grabbing at soap bubbles.
> But we can not leave things be.
> I think LA Australia can service the community by helping with education
> on the matter.
> Once education (and hopefully understanding) can be established, press
> releases can/should follow.
> LA Council:
> My thinking has changed.
> A press release in any form at this point would fall on deaf ears, or
> worse, make us look foolish given the fluid nature of the issue.
> Instead:
> Could we please establish a page via the LA website with these specific
> goals?
> - A non emotive (as un bias as possible) pre-amble on the whole UEFI /
> UEFI secure boot issue with simple descriptions(that may change over time)
> of the UEFI implementation process.
> - Links to blogs/releases/info on UEFI for as many distros as possible
> (sample being Fedora/RH, Suse, Debian, Mint ,... ..<add your preference
> here>)
> - A link to the FSF releases on the matter.
> - Links to any releases/blogs/info from manufacturers.
> - Links to any blogs from individuals that do kernel work and have to deal
> with this.
> In short, a nexus for information on UEFI and how it will affect Linux in
> general.
> Once established....then press releases would follow, and, would be far
> more likely to be noticed.
> Comment welcome.
> </snip>
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