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

From: Karl Goetz
Subject: Re: [GNU-linux-libre] debian squeeze kernel freed?
Date: Tue, 9 Nov 2010 20:07:31 +1030

On Sat, 6 Nov 2010 11:10:10 -0300
Diego Saravia <address@hidden> wrote:

> >>> are they using linux-libre kernel and moving normal kernels into
> >>> non-free?

> >> why? pointless?
> >>
> >> I want to know,
> >>
> >> what is the problem with my question?
> >
> > It adds no value, and its rhetorical.
> It adds value for me, I ask a question, now I know the answer

I'm genuinely interested to know - what value does it add to you?

> rhetorical? ???? my 2 questions are completly focused, you can answer
> each of them with a yer or no
> ll in debian: NO
> k to nf in debian: NO

Thats true, but doesn't prevent them being rhetorical.

> >> why is debian kernel people attention over us, so important ?
> >
> > Not sure I understand what you mean here.
> you said:
> > > Can people stop saying stuff like this? its utterly utterly
> > > pointless, and just makes debian kernel people pay /less/
> > > attention to us. kk
> I want to know what are your reasons that justify what you said.
> You speaked about WE
> Did you mean that WE have a plan, and that plan needs debian kernel
> people attention?

The 'us' or 'we' i referred to above was any libre distribution based
on Debian (or anyone from this list who wants to talk with Debian).

> What is our message to debian kernee people?

Bug reports generally.

> Why do we need their attention?

Because if they are willing to free their kernel further it
benefits /all/ users of Debian/its kernels.

> Are we asking them to use linux-libre?

I haven't, perhaps others have?

> Are we asking them to take out blobs?

Yes, we do at times. (And hopefully more in the future).

Karl Goetz, (Kamping_Kaiser / VK5FOSS)
Debian contributor / gNewSense Maintainer
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