Back in July Bottomley announced an effort among Linux developers to brainstorm fresh solutions, leading to the October announcement that the Linux Foundation would obtain a Microsoft Key and sign a small pre-bootloader that would enable Linux to boot on such hardware.
Once that was done, the Linux Foundation planned to place the pre-bootloader on the Linux Foundation website for public use.
'We're still waiting'
Now, however, it's becoming less clear with each passing day when that might actually happen.
"We're still waiting for Microsoft to give the Linux Foundation a validly signed pre-bootloader," Bottomley concluded. "When that happens, it will get uploaded to the Linux Foundation website for all to use."