kernel-libre (hopefully 100% Free) for Fedora 8 and rawhide
Hans de Goede
j.w.r.degoede at hhs.nl
Tue Mar 25 17:52:17 UTC 2008
Alexandre Oliva wrote:
> On Mar 25, 2008, Bill Nottingham <notting at redhat.com> wrote:
>> Once you remove the politics,
> ...that are the core of any mission, such as Fedora's stated mission,
> and that make all of the difference in this case.
>> it's essentially the same
> because you've disregarded the only relevant point.
>> as requesting to add a separate glibc that changes the resolving
>> library. Or shipping two GNOMEs, one of which changes the default
>> Those obviously wouldn't be sane things to do.
> Agreed. There aren't legal or ethical issues involved in these. And
> they bear no relationship with Fedora's stated mission.
>> That's why were telling you to work in the upstream
> That won't work. Upstream doesn't value freedom like we do, they have
> different goals and will take compromises I won't. And then I'd be
How do you know without _actually trying_? I understand and can appreciate your
motivations, but as said a zillion times, the way to go forward with this is to
convert the current in kernel firmware users to the firmware loading mechanism
currently present in the kernel.
Several kernel hackers on this list have said they are willing to support a
drive for that, and upstream already has converted a few drivers in this way.
This is the way forward, as has been clearly stipulated many times now. The
road to freedom is not without bumps, if you really want this, and want to make
life easier for _all_ libre distro's this is the golden way, it might take a
significant longer time, but when you are fighting for your dreams, that
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