[hm] [FSF] Enter the Restricted Boot Webcomic Contest: Defend user freedom on tablets and smartphones

aleixof aleixof en tinet.cat
Jue Mar 1 13:19:11 CET 2012

Buenas, aqui remando un mensage de la FSF donde se piden comics para
explicar el perjuicio que suponen las políticas de restricción en el
arranque que quiere imponer Microsoft en las arquitecturas arm, como el
tema no es senzillo aquí va todo el mensage por si hay dibujantes
un abrazo

Subject: [FSF] Enter the Restricted Boot Webcomic Contest: Defend user
freedom on tablets and smartphones

In December, Microsoft apparently conceded to public pressure by
quietly updating the Windows 8 logo certification requirements with a
mandate that a desktop computer user must be able to control (and
disable) the Secure Boot feature on any Windows 8 computer that is not
based on ARM technology. This looks like a victory for free software
users, as it will allow a person to install GNU/Linux or other free
software operating system in place of Windows 8. 

But, this is no time for celebration, because Microsoft has also added
a treacherous mandate for makers of ARM-based computers -- such as a
tablets, netbooks, and smartphones -- *requiring* them to build their
machines with Restricted Boot technology. Such computers are designed
to lock a user into only being able to run Windows 8, absolutely
preventing her from being able to install a free software operating
system on her computer. Since smartphones and tablets are some of the
most commonly used computers, it's vital that we get straightforward
and clear information about this threat out to the public.

*Already know what this is about? Then take action now:*

Raise awareness and have fun while putting pressure on Microsoft
and computer makers by entering the *Restricted Boot Webcomic Contest*


Winning submissions will be featured on the front page of fsf.org for
a month. Entries must be submitted by March 17th by emailing
campaigns en fsf.org.

Sign the statement "Stand up for your freedom to install free software."

For individuals:
For organizations and corporations:

*If this is the first you're hearing about this whole Restricted Boot
vs. Secure Boot business*, read the full story:

You can support this campaign and the rest of the FSF's work by
joining as a member or making a donation today



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