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Re: Kernel-firmware package and Anaconda.



On 08.05.2009 07:53, Alexandre Oliva wrote:
[...]
Your best bet to avoid non-Free Software from Fedora is probably to
resort to Freed-ora Linux-libre builds, available from
http://linux-libre.fsfla.org/, and to exclude *-firmware and
microcode_ctl from the Fedora repositories.

I'd say excluding "microcode_ctl" IMHO is a very bad suggestion. Yes, the code that is uploaded to the CPU is neither free or open source software. But that holds true for the microcode-code the BIOS uploads to the CPU during bootup as well. That code in fact might be just a older version of the microcode that fixes less bugs, which might lead to more problems for your system or (in the worst case) miss-calculation that could cost you money.

CU
knurd


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