kernel-libre (hopefully 100% Free) for Fedora 8 and rawhide

Chris Adams cmadams at
Sun Mar 23 23:16:51 UTC 2008

Once upon a time, Alexandre Oliva <aoliva at> said:
> On Mar 23, 2008, Chris Adams <cmadams at> wrote:
> > Fedora also strongly pushes "upstream, upstream, upstream"
> Except when there are bits in the project that Fedora can't or doesn't
> want to ship.  We do omit patent-encumbered bits from sources of
> various Free Software projects.  This is no different, except that,
> instead of patent encumbrances, the issue is absence of corresponding
> source code.

But that is not in conflict with Fedora's stance; Fedora ships other
binary firmware already.  Fedora doesn't need a second kernel that
strips out things that are already in accordance with Fedora's goals.

I don't see any reason for Fedora to ship multiple kernels to satisfy
someone that disagrees with the stated goals of Fedora.
Chris Adams <cmadams at>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.

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