GNU Linux-libre 6.5-gnu
jself at gnu.org
Mon Aug 28 01:25:53 UTC 2023
GNU Linux-libre 6.5-gnu 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 no changes from rc7.
Freesh and RPMFreedom, the distributions of .deb and .rpm packages of
GNU Linux-libre, are expected and to have binaries of 6.5-gnu
This release features a new image of Freedo represented as a small
# Cleaning-up changes in this release
- Reworked cleaning up of iwlwifi to reflect revamp of blob names in
- Adjusted the cleaning scripts to account for cleaned up ARM dts
files' moving in the "source" tree
- Cleaned up the usual assortment of new dts files that declare
dependencies on binary blobs
- Updated cleaning up of amdgpu, adreno, rtl8xxxu, and x86
touchscreen, and of atomisp docs.
- Cleaned up new driver for rtw8851b, and for tas2781 speaker
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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
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Linux is a clone of the Unix kernel [...]
(snipped from Documentation/admin-guide/README.rst)
Jason Self, co-maintainer of GNU Linux-libre
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