on disabling drivers that use non-Free firmware

Alexandre Oliva lxoliva at fsfla.org
Fri Jan 9 15:40:38 UTC 2009

On Jan  9, 2009, Richard M Stallman <rms at gnu.org> wrote:

>> I also plan to add comments to the deblob scripts that could be
>> machine-translated into web pages explaining what is removed or disabled
>> from each Linux release to make the corresponding Linux-libre releases.

>> Why is that a good thing to have?

>     That would be the documentation in textual/web page form you requested
>     the other day.

> As described above, it doesn't sound like the same thing.  What I
> suggested was an explanation of WHY each blob was judged to be
> non-free, included as documentation inside Linux Libre.

Yup.  The plan is to adjust the script to spit out the rationale behind
each removal, so it is self-documenting, and its output is useful for
documentation purposes.

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