UEFI Secure Boot

A few days ago, Red Hat developer Matthew Garrett blogged about the possibility that Linux could be locked out of the next generation of UEFI-enabled PCs. The technical press picked up the story and it spread like wildfire as if it were new news. The truth, however, is that this issue has been publicly known about in the Linux world since at least May 2011. For example, Jake Edge wrote a long and detailed article about this very issue in the June 15th issue of Linux Weekly News. Moreover, by their own admission, Red Hat actively participates in the UEFI