Alexandre Oliva (LP09)

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Freeing the kernel and the Linux-libre project

http://fsfla.org/~lxoliva/fsfla/Linux-libre.en.pdf

History

Be Free!

http://fsfla.org/se-libre

Linux is not free software

Includes code without sources, under various licenses.

Network driver with 100+Kb of actual binary executable code with a clear proprietary license.

Another network driver from the same vendor is 300Kb of "data" under a license that allows combination with only the GPL and not other free software licenses.

Liberating Linux

Remove:

The result is suitable for 100% free systems.

Scripts detect proprietary blobs in the kernel.

Source tarballs tracking upstream Linux.

Pristine builds for popular distros. Ali's Freedom Shoppe.

Builds tracking upstream distributions.

Adoption

Challenges

How can we change this picture

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