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Re: [Gnewsense-dev] New project: gNewSenseToMips-3A

From: Sam Geeraerts
Subject: Re: [Gnewsense-dev] New project: gNewSenseToMips-3A
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2012 11:51:46 +0100
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Michael Dorrington wrote:
> Does this project enjoy support from the FSF?

Yes. RMS in an email to me:

>> Thank you for working on this.  If you need help, please let me know.

> 5. Is the 8133 a step back in terms of software freedom compared to the
> 8101 and 8089?

Yes. But Lemote hope to take a step forward again for the next model:

>> Hopefully next year we will have Loongson3A/B/C + Loongson2H as a
>> chipset. The GPU driver should then be fully free. But no fix schedule
>> yet(2H is in test).

So working on this platform should pay off in the long run. Until that
time I consider the Yeeloong more important than 3A.

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