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On 06/15/2012 12:14 PM, Rich Freeman wrote:
> 5. If somebody (perhaps under the umbrella of hardened) wanted to
> create a Gentoo project around a fully trusted Gentoo I'd be
> completely supportive of that. It would take work. In the spirit of
> Gentoo we should allow anybody to build their own signed with their
> own key, and perhaps we might have an official Gentoo-certified one
> that we would sign and the Foundation would obtain the necessary UEFI
> keys. However, that should be viewed as more of a service, and not a
> core offering - Gentoo will never depend on a piece of non-free
> software or metadata (and I'd probably lump a signing key into that
> category). The same tools (minus the private keys) used to generate
> any secure offering made by Gentoo should be available for users to
> use and sign their own systems.
If we want to try to get serious on 5, we could try to gather the
hardened/security people across distributions and setup the whole chain
to be parallel and cut deals with OEM to store this trust-chain keys
along with MS.