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Re: [GNU-linux-libre] Developing free non-gnu operating systems

From: Denis 'GNUtoo' Carikli
Subject: Re: [GNU-linux-libre] Developing free non-gnu operating systems
Date: Sun, 10 Oct 2021 19:52:27 +0200

On Fri, 08 Oct 2021 20:42:25 -0300
Matias Fonzo <> wrote:
> Note, distributing under the xz format sucks![1].  Its competitor in 
> quality offers not only a better license (adequate for free software 
> projects), but is also better prepared for reproducibility[2].
> [1]
> [2]
Thanks a lot!

I've started reading these and they look really interesting.

While modifying linux-libre for Replicant, I've noticed that with Linux
releases, released tarball are compressed with xz, but that they didn't
sign them. Instead they signed the uncompressed tarballs.

At first I thought that it was to enable people to change the
compression level, but now I also wonder if xz shortcoming also
influenced that decision.


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