GNU Linux-libre 6.0-gnu (-ETOOSIXY)
lxoliva at fsfla.org
Mon Oct 3 03:07:30 UTC 2022
GNU Linux-libre 6.0-gnu (-ETOOSIXY) cleaning-up scripts, cleaned-up
sources, and cleaning-up logs (including tarball signatures) are now
available from our git-based release archive
Compressed tarballs and incremental patches are also available at
The cleanup scripts required a change after rc7, because of blob names
changed for the final release upstream.
Jason Self and I have settled on -ETOOSIXY as the codename for this
release, and wrote a parody titled "I'm Too Sixy". Jason made the image.
Freesh and RPMFreedom, the distributions of .deb and .rpm packages of
GNU Linux-libre maintained by Jason Self, are expected to have binaries
of 6.0-gnu available shortly.
== Cleaning-up changes in this release
Blob requests have been neutered in the UCSI interface driver for
STM32G0, and in the CS35L41 HD-audio side codec driver.
MediaTek MT76 drivers have had their mcu blob requests refactored into a
connac mcu library, and cleaning up scripts have been adjusted to match.
Multiple dts files for Qualcomm and MediaTek AArch64 systems have been
added, requiring blob names in them to be cleaned up.
Cleaning up of blob names and requests in AMDGPU, Adreno, Tegra VIC,
Netronome NFP, and Habanalabs Gaudi2 drivers have been updated.
The VXGE driver was removed upstream, so we could drop the corresponding
cleaning up logic.
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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.
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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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