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Portland Linux/Unix Group: UEFI Secure Boot and Open Source

PSU Maseeh Engineering Building
1930 SW 4th Avenue
Portland, OR 97201, US (map)

Use the glass doors to the left of Taco Del Mar. The building is across the street from the food carts and gas station. Take the stairs down to the lower level and follow the signs to room 86-01.



UEFI Secure Boot and Open Source. It's not a 'general war against computation' by Vincent Zimmer, Intel

As 2012 platform firmware embraces UEFI 2.3.1 and ACPI5.0 support, the ability to interoperate with UEFI Secure Boot is imperative. This poses a unique challenge for open software that may not come pre-installed on the platform. With UEFI Secure Boot, though, infrastructure has been put in place to preserve openness, owner choice and control in addition to mitigating concerns of malware targeting the platform. This talk will provide a history of UEFI Secure Boot, an overview of the implementation, deployment practices, and details on the engagement with the open source community.

Vincent Zimmer is a Principal Engineer with Intel Corporation. He has been working on various platform, networking, trusted computing and security technologies around EFI since 1999 and platform firmware since 1992. Vincent has spoken in various forums on this topic, co-authored 3 books, 10 papers, and several specifications in this area.

Many will break for refreshments at the Lucky Lab NW at 1945 NW Quimby after the meeting

The Portland Linux/Unix Group (PLUG) is a group of enthusiasts dedicated to teaching and learning about Linux, Unix and related projects. There is no membership fee to join and we welcome people of all levels of experience. PLUG has met since 1994 and hosts monthly General and Advanced Topics presentations plus a hands-on support Clinic.