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Re: [GNU-linux-libre] debian squeeze kernel freed?

From: John Sullivan
Subject: Re: [GNU-linux-libre] debian squeeze kernel freed?
Date: Thu, 04 Nov 2010 20:11:57 -0700
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Karl Goetz <address@hidden> writes:

> On Thu, 04 Nov 2010 11:45:04 -0700
> John Sullivan <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Graziano <address@hidden> writes:
>> > I wonder if someone at the FSF checked the Squeeze kernel to see if
>> > it satisfies the FSF freedom guidelines.
>> >
>> It would be most helpful if the maintainers on this list could take a
>> look and see what might still be remaining in the Squeeze kernel.
>> Since Debian's stated goal is to remove all of the nonfree firmware
>> from the kernel, seems like it would make sense to file bugs for
>> anything remaining that we find.
> I'll find the relevant GR tonight, but debian may not consider the same
> things non-free as us (but perhaps we can carry this on in the other
> subthread, i went into more detail there).
> kk

I don't expect the definition to be different in this case. These blobs
are sourceless, so if there is disagreement about removing particular
ones, I will be surprised.

There might be disagreement over source code that seems obfuscated
though, and there might just be some oversights that aren't treated with
sufficient priority.

It'd be good to share the GR text here, but I think what needs to be
done most is to check the actual work.

John Sullivan
Free Software Foundation
Manager of Operations

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