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Re: [Xen-devel] Avoiding the use of test signing for the GPLPV drivers for 64 bit Windows

On Mon, Aug 22, 2011 at 12:02:21PM +0200, Moritz Mühlenhoff wrote:
> Hi,
> we've been investigating ways to deploy the GPLPV drivers for Windows 2008
> w/o the need to activate the test mode (not for strictly technical reasons; 
> the drivers work fine but some third party applications void their warranty 
> if run under test mode and the mandatory note on the desktop may lead to user
> confusion).
> I found a mailing lis thread, where a similar scenario has been discussed
> for the libusb drivers. The relevant bits start here:
> http://libusb.6.n5.nabble.com/WHQL-Testing-Agreement-and-GPLv3-conflicts-td3335877.html
> Microsoft doesn't permit GPLv2 und GPLv3 drivers in their Windows Logo
> Program (which is a prerequisite for WHQL certification). However in this
> thread someone from Wind River contacted Microsoft and they pointed to the
> possibility to sign the driver with a certificate issues by a CA instead of
> the WHQL signatures (the full document is attached to the second link):
> http://libusb.6.n5.nabble.com/WHQL-Testing-Agreement-and-GPLv3-conflicts-tp335877p3337666.html
> http://libusb.6.n5.nabble.com/WHQL-Testing-Agreement-and-GPLv3-conflicts-tp3335877p3341534.html
> In my understanding this certificate would be a SPC certificate
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff552299%28v=vs.85%29.aspx
> http://www.certum.eu/certum/cert,offer_software_publisher.xml
> Later on in the thread it's being confirmed that this procedure allows the
> installation of the driver w/o popups and activation of the test mode:
> http://libusb.6.n5.nabble.com/WHQL-Testing-Agreement-and-GPLv3-conflicts-tp3335877p3339827.html
> Is anyone already building and signing  the GPLPV drivers with that procedure?

Hm sounds like that is exactly what the Red Hat folks had done:

> Cheers,
> Moritz
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