GNU Linux-libre 5.10-gnu
lxoliva at fsfla.org
Mon Dec 14 02:10:56 UTC 2020
GNU Linux-libre 5.10-gnu cleaning-up scripts, cleaned-up sources, and
cleaning-up logs (including tarball signatures) are now available from
our git-based release archive git://linux-libre.fsfla.org/releases.git/
Tarballs and incremental patches are also published at
The scripts are unchanged since first published for this cycle, last
This was a reasonably busy cycle. A new firmware-loading primitive was
introduced upstream, precompiled bpf code was added to the upstream tree
along with corresponding sources; amdgpu had tree rearrangements beside
the usual addition of new blobs; Intel i915 video and bluetooth hci
drivers request new blobs (disabled); firmware loading was disabled in
newly-added drivers for Cadence MHDP8546 DPI/DP bridge and for Marvell
Prestera switch; IMX SDMA, MLXSW Spectrum; Intel iwlwifi; Quallcomm
ath11k; Broadcom STM DPFE memory and Intel Haswell and HiFi2 sound had
some rearrangement in their blob loading code; new blobs have been
disabled in qcom aarch64 ports.
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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
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(snipped from Documentation/admin-guide/README.rst)
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