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> 1) As per the article, to actually prevent ring -3 malware. The implemented signature is the best way to do this. If we could run our own "libre" code there, so could the attacker.

If the code can be updated by $company, then it should also be allowed for users to update it. It's the same as the UEFI argument (though you should use CoreBoot). If it was impossible to update, then it wouldn't be a problem from a free software perspective. From a security perspective it should still be free software.




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