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

From: David Hedlund
Subject: Re: [GNU-linux-libre] Developing free non-gnu operating systems
Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2021 01:52:40 +0200
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On 2021-10-10 19:52, Denis 'GNUtoo' Carikli wrote:
> 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.
> Denis.
Thanks. I suggest that you mention this at

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