[libreplanet-discuss] Re: linux-184.108.40.206-libre1: suitable for Free System Distributions
snd.noise at gmail.com
Mon Mar 23 15:07:50 UTC 2009
great job my friend
will take a look.
cheers to all from brazil!
2009/3/21 Rubén Rodríguez <ruben at es.gnu.org>
> I'm going to backport it into Trisquel 2.1 (hardy based) immediately, it
> seems to be an excellent work!
> Also, a 2.6.24 deblobber based in this work would be very useful, as it
> can be applied to the default kernel from both Trisquel and gNewSense.
> El sáb, 21-03-2009 a las 17:51 -0300, Alexandre Oliva escribió:
> > Several months ago, I realized the existing releases of Linux-libre,
> > that removed non-Free Software present in Linux, still retained code and
> > documentation that induced users to install and use non-Free Software.
> > This means it wasn't fit for use in Free System Distributions.
> > I started working to fix that bug back then. Today, I'm very excited to
> > announce, straight from the Libre Planet 2009 conference organized by
> > the FSF, the first version of Linux-libre that won't do that any more.
> > The 2.6.28-libre1 release, and the patched 220.127.116.11-libre1 release, are
> > now available from http://linux-libre.fsfla.org/, bringing back several
> > drivers that used to be disabled before, and not disabling any driver
> > whatsoever.
> > Some of the drivers we used to disable have been modified so that they
> > now report the lack of Free firmware, instead of requesting users to
> > load non-Free Software into their systems. These reports should be
> > useful for userland to pick up and report some useful, informative and
> > educational message to the user, explaining that their hardware is not
> > compatible with Free Software.
> > Other drivers we used to disabled contained suspicious strings that had
> > been conservatively removed. Having verified the technical and legal
> > status of some of them, and having determined that some others weren't
> > code after all, this release brings them back in. Some WiFi interfaces
> > and video capture devices, will be functional with this new release.
> > Other releases of Linux-libre, including past ones and the upcoming
> > 2.6.29, will certainly require additional work, but nothing even close
> > to the amount of work it took to get to this one. Thanks for your
> > patience.
> > I'd also like to thank the FSF for offering us our new build and web
> > server, the first in which this release was prepared, and Jeff Moe, who
> > had paid for our previous server.
> > Please report to linux-libre at fsfla.org any problems you run into with
> > this release (other than compile errors in a few dvb drivers, I'm on
> > those already), and let us know of any case in which you believe I may
> > have removed something that could have been retained.
> > Happier (and freer) hacking, :-)
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