GNU Linux-libre 5.5-gnu
lxoliva at fsfla.org
Mon Jan 27 04:31:31 UTC 2020
GNU Linux-libre 5.5-gnu sources and tarballs are now available at
It didn't require any deblobbing changes since -rc5-gnu, though the
first published snapshot was only -rc6-gnu, and there was a regexp fix
in -rc7-gnu to silence warnings and even errors in regexp compilers in
gawk and Python 3.8. Binaries are expected to show up in the near
This release had more new drivers needing cleanup than we've seen in a
while: Realtek RTL815 USB ethernet adaptors, WFX wf200 wireless, IDT
Clockmatrix and RT5677 sound codecs. Other drivers that needed
deblobbing changes were wilc1000, brcmstb_dpfe, r8169, iwlwifi, x86
touchscreen dmi, xhci-tegra, i915, and mlxsw spectrum.
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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 he/him https://FSFLA.org/blogs/lxo
Free Software Evangelist Stallman was right, but he's left :(
GNU Toolchain Engineer FSMatrix: It was he who freed the first of us
FSF & FSFLA board member The Savior shall return (true);
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