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Re: Fedora Freedom and linux-libre



On Sun, Jun 08, 2008 at 10:38:12AM +0100, David Woodhouse wrote:
> No, I did it all: git.infradead.org/users/dwmw2/firmware-2.6.git
> (well, not _all_ -- there are more drivers to convert. Help wanted!)
> 
> It wasn't rejected -- it's in the linux-next tree and should be going in
> to 2.6.27. One we finish converting the drivers, we should have the
> capacity to rip _all_ the firmware blobs out of the kernel without
> permanently losing functionality.

In case anyone, like me, was wondering what the heck this is all
about, lwn.net has a good article summarising what David's been doing:

Subscriber-only link: http://lwn.net/Articles/284932/
Free link: http://lwn.net/SubscriberLink/284932/f332cb16db1c6257/

Rich.

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