GNU Linux-libre 5.0-gnu
lxoliva at fsfla.org
Mon Mar 4 04:49:56 UTC 2019
GNU Linux-libre 5.0-gnu sources and tarballs are now available at
It didn't require any deblobbing changes since -rc6-gnu. Binaries are
on the way.
Besides the usual assortment of firmware name updates, a new driver
(ipu3-imgu) required disabling of blob requests, and a driver that we
used to deblob (Eicon DIVA ISDN) was removed, so its cleaning up code is
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Be Free! with GNU Linux-libre.
What is GNU Linux-libre?
GNU Linux-libre is a Free version of the kernel Linux (see below),
suitable for use with the GNU Operating System in 100% Free
GNU/Linux-libre System Distributions.
It removes non-Free components from Linux, that are disguised as
source code or distributed in separate files. It also disables
run-time requests for non-Free components, shipped separately or as
part of Linux, and documentation pointing to them, so as to avoid
(Free-)baiting users into the trap of non-Free Software.
Linux-libre started within the gNewSense GNU/Linux distribution.
It was later adopted by Jeff Moe, who coined its name, and in 2008
it became a project maintained by FSF Latin America. In 2012, it
became part of the GNU Project.
The GNU Linux-libre project takes a minimal-changes approach to
cleaning up Linux, making no effort to substitute components that
need to be removed with functionally equivalent Free ones.
Nevertheless, we encourage and support efforts towards doing so.
Our mascot is Freedo, a light-blue penguin that has just come out
of the shower. Although we like penguins, GNU is a much greater
contribution to the entire system, so its mascot deserves more
promotion. See our web page for their images.
What is Linux?
Linux is a clone of the Unix kernel [...]
(snipped from Documentation/admin-guide/README.rst)
Alexandre Oliva, freedom fighter https://FSFLA.org/blogs/lxo
Be the change, be Free! FSF Latin America board member
GNU Toolchain Engineer Free Software Evangelist
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