Surprisingly there appears to have been very little public discussion about the new bootloader specification which recently appeared on the Freedesktop.org website. So who are the people behind this specification? They do not identify themselves. I wonder why? According to the website, the specification was last edited 2013-03-07 by somebody called annarchy. The name alone should make you wary! I suspect that Kay Sievers of the Gummiboot (German for rubber boat) UEFI bootloader project is involved. Some of the specification matches what is in Gummiboot. If Kay Sievers is involved, then I would suspect that Harald Hoyer is also involved.