[ITP] FUSE 2.8

David Stacey drstacey@tiscali.co.uk
Sun Jul 17 15:43:00 GMT 2016

On 17/07/16 02:02, Bill Zissimopoulos wrote:
> The package has an
> external dependency on my own open source project called WinFsp [WINFSP].
> WinFsp includes the necessary kernel-mode driver that enables the
> FUSE-like functionality on Windows. Unfortunately this driver can only be
> built with Microsoft tools. Furthermore it must be signed with an EV
> certificate (and going forward Microsoft will soon require that they sign
> every kernel mode driver themselves through the sysdev portal).
> For this reason you cannot simply get the source code for the FUSE cygport
> and WinFsp and compile everything from scratch. This is not a licensing
> issue (all code is AGPLv3), but a tools/signing issue.

IIRC, there is already precedent for this sort of thing in the Linux 
world, as boot loaders need to be signed to work with UFEI Secure Boot - 
see [1].


[1] - https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Secureboot

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