On Wed, 23 Mar 2022 19:43:35 +1030, Simon Lees wrote:
True. TPM can be the trojan horse to lock free software out, if hardware comes in conjunction with proprietary protocols and systems. One more reason to protect users from preinstalled proprietary systems....
If hardware prevented openSUSE from being installed then i'd see it as a completely different issue and one worth raising, fortunately we aren't in that kind of position at the moment.
Arguably, waiting until it's an issue might be too late. Also, "preventing" vs. "making it more difficult" is (IMO) just as bad - if the barrier is higher than it needs to be (which IMO should be nothing more than "replacing a pre-installed OS"), then the barrier is too high.