Technical Advisory Board (TAB)
The Linux Foundation Technical Advisory Board
The Technical Advisory Board (TAB) provides the Linux kernel community a direct voice into The Linux Foundation’s activities and fosters bi-directional interaction with application developers, end users, and Linux companies.
The Acer Aspire is a secure boot system based on the Phoenix UEFI BIOS.
To get into the UEFI startup menus, press F2 on power on or reboot. The Secure Boot key management settings are in the Security menu and the Secure Boot enabled flag is in the Boot menu.
The Samsung 355E, like all post production UEFI systems has no EFI shell, so if you want to use shell commands, you'll have to boot to a shell using a USB stick.
To activate the UEFI menus, press F2 on power on or subsequent reboot. The system only responds to this for an instant, but if you're successful, you'll see a "Please Wait" message at the bottom right.
The intel Tunnel Mountain UEFI secure boot test box is fairly easy to get to the boot menu (it's also easy if you don't follow this, because it will drop into a UEFI shell unlike almost any other secure boot system on the market).
To get the UEFI menu, power the system on and press ESC after the TianoCore logo appears on the screen. Once in the Boot menu, select 'Device Manager' and then 'Secure Boot Configuration'.
This page describes how to get systems into and out of UEFI setup mode for the purposes either of installing a bootloader hash, or for taking control of all of the keys. For more details of how UEFI secure boot works and for tools for creating and manipulating keys, see
The systems we currently know about are
The Technical Advisory Board met on Thursday July 7th, 2011. Here are the minutes from that meeting.
The Technical Advisory Board met on Thursday, June 9, 2011. Here are the minutes from that meeting.
The Technical Advisory Board met on May 5, 2011. Here are the minutes for that meeting.
The Technical Advisory Board met on Thursday April 7, 2011 during the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit in San Francisco. Here are the minutes for the meeting.
The Technical Advisory Board met on Tuesday, March 1, 2011. Here are the minutes for that meeting.
The Technical Advisory Board met on Thursday, February 3, 2011. Here are the minutes for that meeting.
Present: James B., Jon C., Alan C, Ted T., Chris M., Greg K-H
Meeting called to order at 12:03pm US/Eastern
1. End User Summit: any last minute questions requests or updates?
2. Plumbers Steering Committee. Looks like the dates have shifted
to November in Boston. [Ted]
LinuxCon will be August 10-12, with mini-summits on August 8 and 9
Linux Plumbers Conference will be moving to November 3-5 and will be
1. Moblin Copyright issue.
Weekly open steering committee calls; we haven't had one since early december. I haven't had an opportunity to speak to these guys about it. They have received a paragraph or two sent from Novell in a round-about way. They are rethinking the copyright/licensing language, and expanding the steering committee. There has been radio silence, mostly due to the holidays. Jim will continue to ping them.
TAB Members present: Chris, Jon, Ted, James, Greg K-H, Kristen, Chris W.
Others present: Angela, Jenifer, Jim, Amanda, Tess
1. Presentation of the LPC accounts from Portland in 2009. Since
the TAB is the steering committee, it actually has overall
financial responsibility, so we need to check these. [James,
- Jon Corbet
- Greg Kroah-Hartman
- Chris Mason
- Chris Wright
- Ted Tso
- Thomas Gleixner
- Amanda McPherson
- Jim Zemlin
ACTION: Amanda to find us a better concall number
1. No one has submitted any suggestions for what Michael should be working on. Last call for suggestions
Start date is July 1st.
Present: Ted, James, Jon, Alan, Thomas, Greg, Amanda, Chris
1. Project Harmony (Canonical's Copyright Assignment Harmonisation
push): Report back from Ted on 16 June Meeting. Did anyone go
to the 23 June meeting in London? Amanda has given them a BoF
at LinuxCon at 17:00 on 11 August, so we probably need someone
Meeting was called to order at 12:04pm US/Eastern
Present: Ted, James, Chris, Greg, Jon, Thomas, Chris Mason,
1. Ratify call for hosting LPC2011 [James will have produced this
by the meeting]
Hold anywhere you like, if it's colocated with LinuxCon, nice if you're
Jesse may be interested. The portland crew will do it if no one else is
The minutes of TAB meetings are provided for informational purposes
only. Discussions and decisions described in the minutes should not
be interpreted as official or definitive TAB or OSDL policy. While
efforts are made to ensure their accuracy and completeness, we regret
we cannot guarantee that they are. If you have corrections or additions,
please contact tech-board at lists.osdl.org
March 3, 2006
Technical Advisory Board Conference Call Minutes