GNU Linux-libre 5.6-gnu (GNU Health for all)
lxoliva at fsfla.org
Mon Mar 30 03:21:28 UTC 2020
GNU Linux-libre 5.6-gnu cleaning-up scripts, source tarballs, patches
and binary deltas are now available at
No changes were required to the cleaning up scripts since -rc7-gnu, but
since they were ready shortly before the final release, that rc was
never published. Binaries are expected to show up in the near future.
The corresponding upstream release introduced 3 new drivers that request
and load blobs: AMD Trusted Execution Environment, ATH11K WiFi, and
Mediatek SCP remoteproc. The requests for those are inhibited and
silenced in our release, and so are those for new blobs in nouveau,
AMDGPU and AMD PSP.
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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 Live long and free, and prosper ethically
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